While health officials are working to reduce exposure after waves of concern about lead in drinking water and industrial emissions, many say the lack of protections for home demolitions are a gap in regulations.
NW Life | News | Environment | Air | local | Portland's Toxic Air ProblemOPB/EarthFix | Sept. 8, 2016 5:53 p.m.
Southeast Portland air near a manufacturing plant run by Precision Castparts is polluted with unhealthy levels of the heavy metals nickel, hexavalent chromium and arsenic, according to the latest batch of air monitoring data.
Education | History | Nation | Family | Land use | Environment | Recreation | News | AirNPR | Sept. 8, 2016 7:46 a.m.
The park is increasing by 400 acres along its western boundary, thanks to a donation by the conservation group The Trust for Public Land. The land includes a grassy meadow and wetlands.
News | Environment | Air | Business | local | Portland's Toxic Air ProblemPamplin Media Group | July 13, 2016 7:52 a.m. | Portland
Six residents of Southeast Portland have filed two separate class-action lawsuits against Precision Castparts Corp., alleging that its toxic air emissions have harmed their health and decreased property values.
Clean air advocates are calling on the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to stop renewing air pollution permits until new rules are in place.
Transportation | Environment | Business | News | local | AirOPB | 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.
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.