Agriculture | News | local | EnvironmentNWPR/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 | Air | News | local | Environment | 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.
Portland State University, the city of Portland and Multnomah County announced plans Wednesday to spend $125,000 on a two-year study of the city’s toxic air pollution.
The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission voted 4-1 Thursday to approve new air pollution restrictions for colored glassmakers statewide.
Air | News | EnvironmentOPB/EarthFix | April 19, 2016 1:31 p.m.
Neighbors of the Daimler Trucks manufacturing plant on Swan Island protested the opening of the company's new corporate headquarters in Portland Tuesday.
Bullseye Glass has announced it plans to resume using cadmium in its glassmaking operation now that the company has installed a pollution control device to reduce harmful emissions.
Air | News | local | Health | Environment | 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.
Air testing conducted early this month near two Portland glassmakers shows no urgent health risks, according to the Oregon Health Authority.
Uroboros Glass has signed an agreement with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality that prohibits the use of cadmium, chromium and nickel to protect public health until pollution controls can be installed on the company's furnaces.
The U.S. Forest Service found a dirty secret hiding in Portland’s trees: Toxic hot spots of airborne heavy metals. The discovery has a lot of people talking about testing tree moss for air pollution.
News | Health | Science | NW Life | local | Environment | Air | 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.
Air | News | local | Health | Environment | 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.
Since the discovery of heavy metals pollution coming from an artistic glass manufacturer in Portland, Washington regulators have taken a close look at a similar facility near Seattle. So far, they say, they’re not worried.
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 | Air | News | local | Environment | 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.