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Oregon And Washington Governors Set To Fly Over Derelict Vessels

June 29, 2012 6 a.m.

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber and Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire fly over the Columbia and Willamette rivers Friday to get a bird's eye view of the derelict and abandoned vessels languishing in those waters. **UPDATE (Friday p.m.):** Kitzhaber and Gregoire return from flyover with reaction.

local | News | Transportation

Washington Weighs Vessel Cleanup Rule Changes

Aug. 6, 2013 9:44 p.m.

The Washington Department of Ecology may dismantle derelict vessels in water instead of requiring the work at dry-dock facilities.

local | News

Sunken Vessel Removed From Coos Bay

Dec. 31, 2016 6:20 p.m.

After months of planning and two weeks of work, Billeter Marine finished pulling the F/V Western from the water last week.

Environment | Water

Costly Davy Crockett Oil Spill Could Have Been Prevented

Feb. 21, 2012 7 a.m.

The U.S. Coast Guard and its contractors spent 10 months and $22 million removing the Davy Crockett barge from the Columbia River in 2011. Workers prevented a major environmental disaster, but an EarthFix investigation has found that state and federal officials could have prevented an oil spill and the need for a multi-million-dollar cleanup.

local | Environment

Davy Crockett One Of Many Dilapidated Vessels On The Columbia

Feb. 3, 2011 8:30 p.m.

Crews are continuing to work on a cracked barge that's been abandoned in the Columbia River about 15 miles upstream from  Vancouver.

Environment | Land

China's Building Boom Revives Northwest Log Export Debate

Nov. 13, 2013 6 p.m.

Construction in China is building demand for wood from the Northwest. Right now, it means sending raw logs to be milled into lumber. But some think China may eventually want dimensional lumber - which would mean mill jobs in the U.S.

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