The Navy is scraping the hull of a decommissioned aircraft carrier docked at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard just outside of Bremerton. That's raising concerns about environmental harm.
Water | local | News | EnvironmentOPB/EarthFix | Jan. 6, 2017 1:02 p.m. | Portland
In a final plan released Friday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency raised the price of cleaning up pollution at the Portland Harbor Superfund site from $746 million to $1.05 billion.
Land use | Water | Forestry | EnvironmentOPB/EarthFix | Jan. 6, 2017 12:24 a.m. | Portland
Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality wrote a report that identified logging as a contributor to known risks for drinking water quality in communities up and down the Oregon coast. But the report has never been published.
A northwest Washington tribe's shellfish beds are a step closer to getting cleaned up after years of contamination.
Water | local | News | EnvironmentPortland Tribune | Jan. 5, 2017 12:43 p.m.
The City Council was justified in paying for most of the Portland Harbor Superfund costs so far with sewer ratepayer funds — and may use them to pay for other cleanup costs, a court ruled Thursday.
A partnership between the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park and the Columbia River Estuary Study Taskforce will soon restore Megler Creek to its historic levels of fish passage.
Water | Energy | News | local | EnvironmentAP | Jan. 3, 2017 8:29 a.m. | Richland, Washington
Radioactive contamination is spreading inside a deteriorating processing plant on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. The Tri-City Herald reports the facility is known as REDOX and hasn't been used since the 1960s.
Oregon once led the nation in stream protections, but not anymore. And new rules proposed by the Board of Forestry won't change that any time soon.