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Fish & Wildlife | Ecotrope

Survey Tallies People Eating Fish From Portland Harbor Superfund Site

Ecotrope | Oct. 31, 2012 4:26 a.m.

A new study found 7,800 people are eating contaminated resident fish from the Portland Harbor Superfund site. As The Oregonian reported today, the study was funded by three of the industries that are responsible for cleaning up the site.

Fish & Wildlife | Ecotrope

Tests Reveal High Levels Of Toxic Pollutants In Columbia River Fish

Ecotrope | Oct. 18, 2012 3:28 p.m.

New tests reveal high levels of toxic pollutants in fish caught by anglers in the Columbia River and Columbia Slough.

Fish & Wildlife | Ecotrope

How Toxic Is This Catfish From Columbia Slough?

Ecotrope | June 13, 2012 4:32 a.m.

Daniel Pop doesn't care for salmon. He grew up in Romania catching carp, catfish, perch.

Water | Fish & Wildlife | Ecotrope

Testing: How Toxic Is This Fisherman's Catch?

Ecotrope | June 6, 2012 10:26 a.m.

I went fishing with Hood River native Greg Short this morning and Lorri Epstein of Columbia Riverkeeper.

Water | Fish & Wildlife | Ecotrope

Flame Retardants And Pesticides Make Lousy Fish Food In The Columbia River

Ecotrope | Aug. 12, 2011 4:10 a.m.

Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey--lots of scientists--have been studying how contaminants work their way through the food web of the Columbia River. We're talking PCBs, flame retardants, pesticides, toulene--nasty chemicals known as endocrine disrupting compounds. Using a foodweb model, the researchers tested insects, fish that eat the insects, osprey that eat the fish and invertebrates that live in the ...

Water | Ecotrope

What good is a DEQ standard that can't be met?

Ecotrope | Feb. 16, 2011 10:54 p.m.

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is proposing the nation's most stringent water quality standards to reduce toxics in the fish we eat from Oregon streams and lakes.

Water | Ecotrope

Cleaning up toxic water so we can eat more fish

Ecotrope | Jan. 6, 2011 3:34 a.m.

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality just announced a series of public hearings on new water quality standards that are designed to reduce toxics in the fish we eat from Oregon streams and lakes. The state agency has been working with the Environmental Protection Agency to design the right water pollution limits for the amount of fish Oregonians eat. In June ...