Agriculture | Environment | News | localNWPR/EarthFix | April 11, 2017 4:30 p.m. | Boardman, Oregon
Mega-dairies are finding themselves in conflict with neighbors and environmentalists because of their contributions to air pollution.
Business | Environment | Air | local | News | 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.
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.
Environment | News | Air | local | Health | Portland's Toxic Air ProblemOPB | April 1, 2016 4:05 p.m. | Portland
Health officials say there was a small but significant increase in the number of bladder cancers in North Portland over five years — between 1999 and 2003.
News | Environment | Air | local | Science | NW Life | Health | Portland's Toxic Air ProblemOPB | March 9, 2016 3:13 p.m. | Portland
The announcement comes after weeks of concern following a study of moss and air that found arsenic levels 159 times higher than is considered safe, and cadmium levels 49 times higher.
Seven plaintiffs have filed a class action lawsuit against Bullseye Glass, a Southeast Portland manufacturer accused of emitting unhealthy levels of toxic heavy metals.
Environment | News | Air | local | Health | Portland's Toxic Air ProblemOPB | March 1, 2016 4:16 p.m. | Portland
Families living near Portland glass manufacturers say they’re not getting enough help from the state to check potentially toxic heavy metal pollution.
We talk with lawmakers in Salem about how the short legislation is looking. And we talk with parents, regulators and activists about air pollution hot spots in southeast Portland.
Arts | Environment | Air | local | News | Portland's Toxic Air ProblemOPB | Feb. 20, 2016 3:54 p.m.
In one of the stranger consequences of Portland's air pollution scare, a Japanese sculptor has agreed to forgo the ritual burning of his artwork, which has been on display at Reed College.
Multnomah County chair Deborah Kafoury and Portland Mayor Charlie Hales wrote to Governor Kate Brown pressing for more state action. Absent that, they could form a new air quality agency.
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said Thursday he's worried about the regulatory gap that allowed high levels of heavy metals pollution to be released into the air in Portland.
The Environmental Protection Agency releases new rules requiring better monitoring and control of air emissions from oil refineries, including five operating in Washington.