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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 Environmental Quality, Dept. of Consumer & Business Services

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 Human Services, Dept. of Environmental Quality, 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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Arsenic in soft-shell clams

July 10th, 2015 · Comments Off on Arsenic in soft-shell clams · Dept. of Environmental Quality

Arsenic in Oregon clams triggers consumption advisory (Statesman Journal, 7/9/2015) Technical report : soft-shell clam advisory for the Oregon coast [PDF] (2015) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Questions and answers : coast-side softshell clam health advisory related to inorganic arsenic [PDF] (2015) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

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Woodstove pollution

April 16th, 2015 · Comments Off on Woodstove pollution · Dept. of Environmental Quality

Gov. Kate Brown announces $1.5 million to replace old, polluting woodstoves (Oregonian, 4/15/2015) Woodsmoke pollution [PDF] (2011) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division

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Water quality assessment report

April 16th, 2015 · Comments Off on Water quality assessment report · Dept. of Environmental Quality

DEQ releases report on toxic chemicals in state’s waters (KTVZ, 4/13/2015) Statewide water quality toxics assessment report [PDF] (2015) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

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Energy efficient public buildings

February 11th, 2015 · Comments Off on Energy efficient public buildings · Dept. of Environmental Quality

State buildings shedding kilowatts (Portland Tribune, 02/09/2015) State energy efficient design biennial report (serial) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

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