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News | local | EnvironmentJuly 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.
News | local | 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.
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.
Portland Public Schools is asking voters to support two tax increases next month -- one to pay for teachers, one to fix the buildings they teach in.
As residents of flood affected areas continue cleaning up after last week's storm, Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality has put up a website about how to safely dispose of storm debris.
Most homeowners know to check for lead in their houses -- and mold. But another potentially dangerous element lurks unseen in many Oregon homes -- radon gas.
Nothing found here for asbestos