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Environment | News | localJuly 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.
local | News | OPB News BlogJuly 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.
Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality is backing the Sunriver Owners Association's plan to clean up an asbestos contaminated site.
Older manufactured homes can contribute to health problems and surprisingly high monthly energy bills for their owners. In many parts of the rural Northwest, manufactured homes make up more than 20 percent of the housing stock. In Curry County, Oregon, where 1 in 4 homes is manufactured, a new effort is underway to repair and replace older models.
In the last few years, Oregon has spent millions of dollars on seismic retrofits at more than 20 schools. State officials toured one Wednesday in the Willamette Valley.
The Port of Portland says the 600-ton tower that collapsed last weekend remains on schedule to be removed. But the environmental abatement work has started early.
The practice of knocking down homes and building new structures has drawn opposition in neighborhoods across Portland. And it's not just a Portland issue.
Six weeks after a derelict barge showed up on a government-owned dock, officials are still trying to figure out how to get rid of it.
Nothing found here for asbestos