The kids in Oregon's largest school district went back to school this week, and none of them were allowed to drink from school water fountains.
Health | Education | local | News | Lead In The WaterStatesman Journal | Aug. 29, 2017 7:19 a.m.
The Salem-Keizer School District has almost finished fixing fountains and faucets that produced water with high lead levels during testing last summer.
Oregon lawmakers are moving ahead with a measure that would require school districts to test for lead.
Oregon has few restrictions on the use of lead hunting ammunition. That means a plan to reintroduce California condors here could be setting the birds up for disaster.
local | Water | Environment | News | Lead In The WaterOPB | Nov. 9, 2016 noon
Testing has found elevated lead levels in the tap water at 14 homes in the Portland metropolitan area. Officials say the lead is is coming from old plumbing inside individual homes.
Health | local | Environment | News | Lead In The WaterAP | Sept. 18, 2016 8:44 a.m. | Bend, Oregon
Seven of the 155 water outlets tested by the Bend Park & Recreation District this summer showed elevated levels of lead, but none is believed to be a danger to public health.
After 28 years at Portland Public Schools, Andy Fridley was suspended and given 15 minutes to pack his office. Now gone, he's offered a lengthy response to the PPS lead investigation.
Health | Education | local | News | Lead In The WaterOPB | Aug. 30, 2016 4:02 p.m. | Portland
Oregon schools are required to submit healthy school plans, but a lack of funding and requirements mean big improvements to school buildings may be years off.
Health | local | Environment | NewsOPB | Aug. 23, 2016 3:23 p.m. | Portland
The EPA wants Oregon to fix rules that limit penalties against contractors working on lead paint-era homes without a license.
Portland Public Schools advises against eating from any of the district's roughly 75 school gardens until they can determine which have been watered by lead-tainted water.
Health | Education | local | News | Lead In The WaterOPB | Aug. 18, 2016 11:31 a.m. | Portland
Oregon has approved new rules for schools aimed at improving health conditions in the state’s aging buildings. But the rules won’t require lead testing.
Health | local | News | Lead In The WaterMedford Mail Tribune | Aug. 11, 2016 9:49 a.m.
Medford School District officials are still trying to determine the source of high lead levels found in the water at Jackson and Roosevelt elementary schools three weeks ago.
Portland Public Schools released about 7,500 pages of email correspondence and internal documents Monday focused on the district’s problems with lead in school drinking water.
Health | Education | local | News | Lead In The WaterOPB | Aug. 8, 2016 1 p.m. | Portland
Trina Harper's daughter had lead in her blood. Not high levels, but numbers that are perhaps too high for a girl with kidney disease. And Harper believes PPS is to blame for it.