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Advocates Call For Oregon To Stop Renewing Air Pollution Permits

OPB/EarthFix | June 29, 2016 12:30 p.m. | Portland

Clean air advocates are calling on the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to stop renewing air pollution permits until new rules are in place.

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Oregon, Washington Net Millions From VW In Emissions Fraud Settlement

OPB | June 28, 2016 9:30 a.m.

Oregon says it is in line for $85 million from Volkswagen as part of its emissions fraud settlement. Washington announces its share is $129 million.

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Portland Bans Demolition Of Old Homes

OPB | June 25, 2016 3:34 p.m. | Portland

Portland is the first city in the country to ban the demolition of its oldest homes.

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Salem Incinerator Could Accept 90 Million Pounds Of Medical Waste

Statesman Journal | June 25, 2016 11:29 a.m.

The Brooks garbage incinerator, just north of Salem, may soon take more out-of-state medical waste — as much as 50 million pounds more per year.

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North Portland Residents Complain Of Flawed Air Testing

OPB/EarthFix | June 21, 2016 7:30 a.m. | Portland

North Portland residents told state officials Monday night that air testing in their neighborhood was flawed and doesn’t address their longstanding concerns about strong paint odors.

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Forest Service Releases Full Data Set For Moss Study

OPB | June 8, 2016 11:26 a.m.

The U.S. Forest Service has released the data that kicked off concerns about Oregon’s system of monitoring air quality and air toxics in Portland.

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Industry Experts Question Railroad Explanation For Mosier Derailment

OPB | June 7, 2016 7:08 p.m.

Railroad industry experts are questioning the early explanation from Union Pacific for why its oil train crashed in Mosier, Ore.  

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No Crude, But Hazardous Materials Still Moving Through Mosier

OPB | June 7, 2016 6:30 p.m.

Union Pacific has not stopped moving hazardous and flammable materials through Mosier — including tanker cars of liquefied petroleum gases like propane or butane.

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Explaining Radon, Portland Schools' Next Toxic Problem

OPB | June 2, 2016 10:34 a.m. | Portland

Portland Public Schools found elevated levels of radon in more than 100 classrooms across the district. What are the health risks of this radioactive gas?

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Lead Tests For Bullseye Glass Neighbors Come Back Clean

OPB | May 25, 2016 3:14 p.m. | Portland

Lead test results are in for nearly 200 people who live and work near Bullseye Glass in Southeast Portland. So far, none of them shows lead levels that would require medical care or follow-up.