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