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Columbia River toxic algae: Experts say fix what’s causing it

Health officials are testing Tri-Cities, Washington drinking water twice a week for toxic algae since a half-dozen dogs were sickened or died recently after being on the Columbia River. And the river shore is closed in Howard Amon Park in Richland. But toxic algae is a nationwide problem, and we still have much to learn.








US judge voids permits for Columbia River methanol plant

A judge on Monday voided permits needed for a massive methanol plant on the Columbia River in southwestern Washington, agreeing with conservation groups that the project needs a more thorough environmental review.


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