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Oregon DEQ Backs Sunriver Asbestos Cleanup Plan

Aug. 12, 2010 6 a.m.

Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality is backing a plan by the Sunriver Owners Association's to clean up a parcel of land contaminated by asbestos.

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Top Stores: Mill Fire Debris May Contain Asbestos, Bend-La Pine Schools Report 32 Weapon Violations

July 25, 2014 2:01 p.m.

Headlines for Friday, July 25: Debris from the the Plywood and Veneer Mill fire in Springfield last week may contain asbestos, the Bend-La Pine School District reports 32 incidents in which students were punished for bringing a weapon on school campus, original Blazer Dale Schlueter died at age 68 and more.

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Asbestos Deaths Remain A Public Health Concern, CDC Finds

April 11, 2017 9:40 p.m.

Exposure to the tiny fibers in asbestos can lead people who work around the material to develop mesothelioma, a cancer of the thin membranes that line the chest and abdomen.

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These Portland Schools Have Asbestos Problems

June 30, 2016 7:15 p.m.

Documents released by Portland Public Schools show significant needs at high schools and widespread asbestos and lead paint problems. 

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Construction Workers Sue Over Asbestos Exposure

July 18, 2013 8:02 p.m.

A Springfield hospital is facing a lawsuit from five construction workers who say they were exposed to airborne asbestos fibers while on the job.

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Thunderbird Hotel Owner Fined For Asbestos Violations In Fire Cleanup

July 16, 2013 4:37 a.m.

Ten months after a major hotel fire in North Portland, state regulators have fined the hotel’s owners over problems with the demolition and cleanup.

Environment

Oregon DEQ Backs Asbestos Cleanup Plan In Sunriver

Aug. 11, 2010 12:17 p.m.

Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality is backing the Sunriver Owners Association's plan to clean up an asbestos contaminated site.

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Lincoln High School Students Walk Out Over Bond Measure

Sept. 7, 2016 4:55 p.m.

The bond would address health and safety issues such as lead, radon and asbestos and fund construction to address overcrowding. 

World

For Britain's Crumbling Parliament, Renovation Will Be Costly And Take Years

Feb. 24, 2017 9:11 p.m.

Most of the infrastructure dates to the end of World War II, and is either a jumble or in decay. The complex is riddled with asbestos. Renovation could force lawmakers to work elsewhere for years.

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Portland Bans Demolition Of Old Homes

June 25, 2016 10:34 p.m.

Portland is the first city in the country to ban the demolition of its oldest homes.

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Desert Rain: Bend Home Meets Living Building Challenge

Jan. 14, 2017 5:40 p.m.

Tom Elliott and Barbara Scott have constructed the first single-family home to meet the Living Building Challenge.

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