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Are Northwest Lakes Safe To Swim In?

Jackson Ludwig loves lakes. In 2003, Ludwig had a summer job as a Green Lake lifeguard, and the lake closed because of a toxic algae bloom. 

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Feds Come To Rescue Of Portland Levee System

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will contribute $3 million over the next three years to study the 27-mile levee system that protects the Portland area from Columbia River flooding

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Migrant Workers The Key To Russia's Smooth-Running World Cup

Behind the veneer of Russia's World Cup are legions of migrant workers from Central Asia, who built the stadiums and keep them running.

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Nearly 100 Oregon Water Systems Will Test For Toxins Plaguing Salem's Water

The Oregon Health Authority issued the new temporary rules on Friday. 

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Health Officials Lift Recreational Advisory at Detroit Lake, Announce New Protocols

Going forward, the state will require three days of clean tests before lifting a health advisory. 

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Warming Drives Spread Of Toxic Algae In Oregon And Beyond, Researchers Say

Across the U.S., reservoirs that supply drinking water and lakes used for recreation are experiencing toxins in their water due to toxic algae blooms that are growing in frequency.

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Health Advisory Issued For Lake Billy Chinook After Discovery Of Toxic Algae

A health advisory has been issued for Lake Billy Chinook following the discovery of toxic blue-green algae, the Oregon Health Authority said Friday.

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Salem Tests A New Way To Remove Toxins From Drinking Water

An ongoing drinking water advisory in Salem has the city looking at options for removing harmful algae bloom toxins at its water treatment plant.

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Detroit Lake Hit With 3rd Toxic Algae Advisory Of The Year

For the third time this season — and the second time in three days — the Oregon Health Authority issued a health advisory due to high levels of cyanotoxins at three different locations.

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Health Advisory Issued For Upper Klamath Lake Due To Algae Bloom

Drinking water that contains the algae is especially dangerous. The toxins cannot be removed by boiling, filtering or treating water with camping filters.