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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.

News | local | Environment

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.

News | local | OPB News Blog

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.


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.


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.

Environment | Communities

Aging Mobile Homes Burden The Grid And Their Owners

Aug. 19, 2013 11 a.m.

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.

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'Out With The Old, In With The New' Not Always Popular With Neighbors

Nov. 2, 2014 11:52 p.m.

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.

Education | local

One Measure For Teachers And One For Buildings On May Ballot

April 28, 2011 6 a.m.

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.


State Launches Website With Storm Debris Disposal Information

Dec. 10, 2007 3:07 p.m.

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.


Radon Gas: Homeowners Reminded To Check For Lurking Danger

Nov. 21, 2007 11:36 a.m.

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.

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