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City To Spend $5 Million On Portland Harbor Superfund Site

Pamplin Media Group | July 20, 2017 7:46 a.m. | Portland

It is not yet clear how much the city will ultimately pay for the project. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has estimated cleanup costs at $1.2 billion.

Environment | Economy | Health | Climate change

How Is Pollution Connected To Race And Inequality? | Terrestrial

KUOW | July 11, 2017 9:24 a.m.

The effects of pollution and climate change don’t affect us all equally. Those hit hardest often belong to communities of color and are cash poor.

Agriculture | News | local | Environment

Oregon Will Not Suspend Operations At New Mega-Dairy

East Oregonian | June 27, 2017 9:50 a.m.

Oregon regulators will not suspend operations at a controversial new mega-dairy near Boardman. Environmental and animal rights groups had urged a shutdown.

Environment | Water

Military Airstrips Are Poisoning People's Wells

KUOW/EarthFix | June 20, 2017 5:40 p.m. | Coupeville, Washington

The military and its civilian neighbors are finding their wells are being poisoned by chemicals in firefighting foams used on airstrips.

Environment | Water

Everything 'Normal' In Puget Sound After Disastrous Wastewater Spill

KUOW | June 19, 2017 2:22 p.m. | Seattle

Four months after a disastrous wastewater spill in Puget Sound, water quality levels are normal.

Agriculture | News | local | Environment

Mega-Dairy Air Pollution Threat Puts Environmentalists On Alert

NWPR/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.

Environment | News | Fish & Wildlife | Water | local

Salem Dumping Untreated Sewage In Willamette River After Heavy Rains

Statesman Journal | Feb. 7, 2017 7:42 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

The release, which began at 5:18 a.m. Sunday and was continuing Monday evening, is necessary because heavy rains have overwhelmed the city’s Willow Lake treatment plant, city spokesman Mike Gotterba said.

Land | Environment

National Guard Firing Ranges Leave Legacy Of Lead

KUOW | Dec. 27, 2016 2:18 p.m. | Seattle

The National Guard has closed facilities across the country to the public because of lead contamination, following an investigation by The Oregonian newspaper.

Business | Air | local | News | Environment | Portland's Toxic Air Problem

Southeast Portland Residents Sue Precision Castparts Over Pollution

Pamplin 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.

Environment | Air | local | News | Water

Toxic Emissions Declining In Oregon

Statesman Journal | July 7, 2016 12:06 p.m.

Across the state, 280 federally regulated facilities released 16.4 million pounds of toxic chemicals in 2014, according to new data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Arts | Air | local | News | Portland's Toxic Air Problem

3 Things To Know About Bullseye Glass And DEQ Dispute

OPB | May 21, 2016 2:07 a.m. | Portland

Bullseye, a Portland art glass maker, responded to the state environmental agency's cease-and-desist order after an accusation that the company emitted dangerous levels of lead.

Arts | Air | local | News | Portland's Toxic Air Problem

Bullseye: DEQ Prefers To Close Us Down

OPB | May 20, 2016 10:04 p.m. | Portland

The art glass maker says the state environmental agency sought a cease-and-desist order before alerting the company to lead test results.

World | News | local | Environment | Technology | Nation | The Circuit: Tracking America's Electronic Waste

How We Did It: Reporting 'The Circuit'

OPB | May 9, 2016 12:15 a.m.

Here's what happened when two EarthFix producers decided to follow the trail of electronic waste in its afterlife. The quest took them to rural outposts outside of Hong Kong.

Air | local | News | Water

How Precision Castparts Got Its New Stormwater Pollution Controls

OPB | April 30, 2016 3:50 p.m.

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 | Air | local | News | Portland's Toxic Air Problem

Portland State University Launches New Toxic Air Pollution Study

OPB/EarthFix | April 27, 2016 2:30 p.m. | Portland

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.

Environment | Air | Portland's Toxic Air Problem

Oregon Commission Approves New Pollution Rules For Glassmakers

OPB/EarthFix | April 21, 2016 1:30 p.m.

The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission voted 4-1 Thursday to approve new air pollution restrictions for colored glassmakers statewide.

Air | local | News

Lane County Air Quality Earns 'F' From American Lung Association

The Register-Guard | April 21, 2016 11:48 a.m.

The national air health group has repeatedly dinged the county for the periodic short-term rises in particulate air pollution, caused by woodstoves or forest fires.

Environment | Air | News

Neighbors Protest Daimler At New Headquarters In Portland

OPB/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.

News | local | NW Life | Health

Are Tattoo Inks Safe? Portland Air Quality Woes Raise Question

OPB | April 15, 2016 2:01 p.m. | Portland

With the concern about heavy metals in Portland’s air, another risk is pricking the minds of those sporting tattoos: do they contain heavy metals?

Environment | Air | Portland's Toxic Air Problem

Bullseye Glass Resumes Using Cadmium With Pollution Controls

OPB/EarthFix | April 12, 2016 1:30 p.m.

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.