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Ballot Measure Aims To Block Water Bottling Plant In The Columbia Gorge

OPB/EarthFix | May 1, 2016 9:45 p.m. | Cascade Locks, Oregon

A measure on this month’s ballot asks Hood River County voters to ban commercial water bottling in an effort to block Nestle from building a $50 million plant in the Columbia River Gorge.

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How Precision Castparts Got Its New Stormwater Pollution Controls

OPB | April 30, 2016 3:50 p.m.

The Portland company Precision Castparts has been under scrutiny for pollution. It says its spending $17 million on new environmental controls, but one upgrade is the result of a settlement.

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Oregon To Be More Transparent About Lead In Drinking Water

Statesman Journal | April 25, 2016 11 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon health officials are promising greater transparency around the presence of lead in drinking water, including the location of lead service lines and the results of mandatory tests.

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EPA To Begin Cleanup Of Wash. Creek That Served As Navy Dump

AP | April 18, 2016 11:16 a.m. | Bremerton, Washington

The project is estimated to take a year and cost $30 million — a sum the Navy recently agreed to pay after years of legal wrangling.

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Fishermen Look Ahead To Slow Ocean Salmon Season

OPB/EarthFix | April 15, 2016 4:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

There won’t be much of a salmon season this year off the coasts of Oregon, Washington and California.

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Northwest Senators Take First Step To Replace Inundated Tribal Villages

OPB | April 15, 2016 1:15 p.m. | Portland

Tribal villages were permanently flooded when the dams were constructed along the Columbia River in the 1930s.

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Beachcombers Still Finding Likely Tsunami Debris More Than 5 Years After Disaster

Northwest News Network | April 10, 2016 3:15 p.m.

The big Japanese earthquake and tsunami of 2011 happened more than five years ago, but debris from that disaster is still washing ashore on the Pacific...

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Schools In Oregon, Idaho And Washington Report Higher Lead

AP | April 9, 2016 10:06 a.m. | Boise

Ten schools in Oregon had water samples that tested above the U.S. EPA's lead limit at some point since 2013, according to an AP analysis of test results reported to the agency.

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Political Chat: Klamath Dam Removal Agreement, Sanders Digs In In Oregon

OPB | April 8, 2016 10:37 a.m. | Portland

A complex path lies ahead for Klamath Basin restoration despite historic agreements made this week and the presidential race heats up in Oregon. OPB's experts round up the week in politics.

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Bend Selling Condemned Utility To Private Companies

AP | April 7, 2016 8:21 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

The Bend City Council voted to sell the condemned Juniper Utility Co. water system to two private companies.