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Chromium air pollution

July 22nd, 2016 · Comments Off on Chromium air pollution · Dept. of Environmental Quality, Health Authority

State orders Bullseye Glass to clean its smokestacks in hopes of curbing toxic pollution (Oregonian, 7/21/2016) Portland metal exposures : interim clinical update [PDF] (2016) Oregon Health Authority Comparison values for metals in air (serial) Oregon Health Authority Bullseye source test results, DEQ’s actions to identify and control the unknown hexavalent chromium source : question […]

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Contaminated river sediment investigation

July 22nd, 2016 · Comments Off on Contaminated river sediment investigation · Dept. of Environmental Quality

High levels of dioxins found in Salem’s Willamette Slough (Statesman Journal, 7/19/2016) Willamette Slough sediment investigation, Salem, Oregon [PDF] (2016) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Facts about dioxin and Oregon’s pulp mills [PDF] (1993) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

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North Portland air quality

June 22nd, 2016 · Comments Off on North Portland air quality · Dept. of Environmental Quality

Angry residents challenge inconclusive air pollution study in N Portland (Oregonian, 6/20/2016) North Portland air quality monitoring project summary draft [PDF] (2016) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

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Oil train derailment

June 6th, 2016 · Comments Off on Oil train derailment · Dept. of Environmental Quality, Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training, Dept. of Transportation, Emergency Management, Health Authority, Office of the Governor, State Fire Marshal

Oil train derails near Mosier in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge (Oregonian, 6/3/2016) Mosier really dodged a bullet’: Gorge derailment highlights oil train dangers (Oregonian, 6/4/2016) Gov. Kate Brown promises ‘every state resource’ available to respond to oil train derailment (Oregonian, 6/3/2016) Oil Train Fire Tests Oregon’s New Response Plan (NW News Network, 6/3/2016) Track failure […]

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Precision Castparts air quality

May 24th, 2016 · Comments Off on Precision Castparts air quality · Dept. of Environmental Quality

DEQ finds toxic metals in air near Precision Castparts (Portland Tribune, 5/20/2016) Precision Castparts area-wide air sampling and analysis plan [PDF] (2016) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

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Emissions violation

May 9th, 2016 · Comments Off on Emissions violation · Dept. of Environmental Quality

State warns Bullseye Glass over new air pollution problem (Oregonian, 5/6/2016) Bullseye Glass Company opacity violation and warning letter : questions and answers [PDF] (2016) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

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Hydrogen sulfide pollution

May 5th, 2016 · Comments Off on Hydrogen sulfide pollution · Dept. of Environmental Quality

Poisonous gas detected at low levels in Portland air, testing finds (Oregonian, 5/2/2016) Trip report : Jantzen Beach air testing, Portland, Oregon [PDF] (2016) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

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Toxic metal emissions

April 29th, 2016 · Comments Off on Toxic metal emissions · Dept. of Environmental Quality

100 Oregon companies to be inspected for heavy metal emissions (Oregonian, 4/28/2016) 13 Salem companies permitted to emit toxic metals (Statesman Journal, 4/29/2016) Oregon facilities permitted to release chromium and other metals [PDF] (2016) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

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Toxic air pollution in Portland

April 4th, 2016 · Comments Off on Toxic air pollution in Portland · Dept. of Environmental Quality, Health Authority

State finds ‘statistically significant’ cancer cluster near Portland glassmaker (Oregonian, 4/1/2016) Small, temporary cancer spike reported near North Portland glass company (Portland Tribune, 4/1/2016) Health Officials Find ‘Small’ Cancer Increase Near Portland Glass Factories (OPB, 4/1/2016) Neighborhood cancer rate evaluation, elevated environmental heavy metal levels, SE and north Portland, Multnomah County, OR, 1999–2013 [PDF] (2016) […]

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Air toxin safety goals

March 25th, 2016 · Comments Off on Air toxin safety goals · Dept. of Environmental Quality, Health Authority

Toxic air: State loosens safety goal for one heavy metal (Oregonian, 3/24/2016) Air Testing Continues To Show Low Health Risks Near Portland Glassmakers (OPB, 3/24/2016) Comparison values for metals in air (serial) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and Oregon Health Authority

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Southeast Portland air pollution

February 24th, 2016 · Comments Off on Southeast Portland air pollution · Dept. of Environmental Quality, Health Authority

‘Disgusted’ residents sound off on Portland air pollution (Oregonian, 2/23/2016) Bullseye Glass vows to never use arsenic (KGW, 2/24/2016) Elevated environmental arsenic and cadmium levels : cancer incidence evaluation, southeast Portland, Multnomah County, 2009-2013 [PDF] (2016) Oregon Health Authority Air toxics questions and answers [PDF] (2016) Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Stress […]

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Lead and drinking water

January 25th, 2016 · Comments Off on Lead and drinking water · Dept. of Environmental Quality, Health Authority

Could Flint’s water crisis happen here? (Statesman Journal, 1/23/2016) Lead and drinking water [PDF] (2015) Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division Introduction to Oregon’s Drinking Water Protection Program [PDF] (2012) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Impact of environmental exposures in Oregon : childhood lead poisoning [PDF] (2011) Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division

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Wood stoves and air pollution

January 8th, 2016 · Comments Off on Wood stoves and air pollution · Dept. of Environmental Quality

City set crosshairs on polluting wood stoves (East Oregonian, 1/7/2016) Woodburning 101 [PDF] (2011) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

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Oregon’s recycling rate

December 17th, 2015 · Comments Off on Oregon’s recycling rate · Dept. of Environmental Quality

Oregon recycling rates drop for the first time in a decade (Portland Business Journal, 12/16/2015) Portland area slipping in its waste prevention efforts (Portland Tribune, 12/16/2015) Oregon material recovery and waste generation rates report (annual) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

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Soil contamination from pesticides

October 12th, 2015 · Comments Off on Soil contamination from pesticides · Dept. of Environmental Quality, Oregon State University

Tips For Staying Safe Around Contaminated Soil (OPB, 10/12/2015) Yesterday’s orchard … today’s home : legacy pesticides on former orchard property [PDF] (2009) Oregon State University Extension Service Guidance for evaluating residual pesticides on lands formerly used for agricultural production [PDF] (2006) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Land Quality Division

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Asbestos removal

September 28th, 2015 · Comments Off on Asbestos removal · Dept. of Consumer & Business Services, Dept. of Environmental Quality

How Oregon’s construction industry got the state to back off asbestos rules (Oregonian, 9/25/2015) Unsettling dust: Hundreds of Portland homes demolished with asbestos inside (Oregonian, 9/25/2015) Asbestos – rules of abatement (serial) Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division Licensed asbestos abatement firms (serial) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

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Columbia geographic response plans

September 11th, 2015 · Comments Off on Columbia geographic response plans · Dept. of Environmental Quality

Details of oil spill response plan questioned (East Oregonian, 9/9/2015) Middle Columbia River, The Dalles pool geographic response plan (MCRD-GRP) [PDF] (2015) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Middle Columbia River, Bonneville pool geographic response plan (MCRB-GRP) [PDF] (2015) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Middle Columbia River, John Day pool geographic response plan (MCRJ-GRP) [PDF] (2015) […]

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Cleanup of abandoned mines

August 17th, 2015 · Comments Off on Cleanup of abandoned mines · Dept. of Environmental Quality, Dept. of Human Services, Health Authority

Toxic legacy: Abandoned mines cover Oregon, the West (Statesman Journal, 8/17/2015) Cleanups of abandoned mines in Oregon complicated by high cost and lack of funding [PDF] (2012) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Land Quality Division Public health assessment : Formosa Mine, Riddle, Oregon [PDF] (2010) Oregon Department of Human Services, Environmental Health Assessment Program Black […]

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Swimming in the Willamette

August 5th, 2015 · Comments Off on Swimming in the Willamette · Dept. of Environmental Quality, State Marine Board

Wait, Can I Swim In That River Dividing Portland? (OPB, 8/1/2015) Is it safe to swim in the Willamette River in Portland? [PDF] (2014) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Water Quality Division Willamette River recreation guide (serial) Oregon State Marine Board

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Graywater permits

July 23rd, 2015 · Comments Off on Graywater permits · Dept. of Environmental Quality

Few Graywater Permits Issued Despite Drought (OPB, 7/22/2015) Permits for graywater reuse and disposal systems [PDF] (2012) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

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