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Oregon To Investigate Health Issues Related To Precision Castparts Pollution

Precision Castparts' forge workers (file photo).

Precision Castparts’ forge workers (file photo).

Courtesy Portland Business Journal

The Oregon Health Authority has agreed to do a public health assessment in the area around Precision Castparts Corporation’s manufacturing complex in Southeast Portland and Milwaukie.

The state agency says it will study soil and air samples collected near the facility on 4600 S.E. Harney Drive, just north of Johnson Creek Boulevard, and evaluate whether there are harmful exposures to residents that should be stopped or reduced.

The study will not determine whether existing health issues were caused by environmental exposures.

A series of stories in the Portland Tribune have identified numerous air and water pollution issues related to emissions from the Precision Castparts plant.

To read more, visit The Portland Tribune.

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