contamination http://nwpr.org en Contamination Leads Portland To Issue Water Boil Order http://nwpr.org/post/contamination-leads-portland-issue-water-boil-order <p>The city of Portland has issued <a href="https://www.portlandoregon.gov/water/">a boil water notice for all Portland Water Bureau</a> customers.</p><p>Until further notice, all customers should boil all tap water used for drinking, food preparation, tooth brushing and ice. The water should boil for at least one minute. Ice or any beverages prepared with un-boiled tap water on or after May 20 should be discarded.</p><p> Sat, 24 May 2014 01:14:58 +0000 Eve Epstein 46427 at http://nwpr.org Contamination Leads Portland To Issue Water Boil Order Home Canning Hobby Leads To Near Fatal Medical Mystery http://nwpr.org/post/home-canning-hobby-leads-near-fatal-medical-mystery <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/07/071913AJ_Botulism_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Home canning is regaining popularity as part of the local food movement. If done right, families can enjoy home grown fruits, vegetables and even meat all through the winter. But if done wrong it can be devastating, if not deadly.<p>A lawyer for the state of Washington recently learned that lesson the hard way.<p>On the Friday before Mother’s Day this year, Mike O’Connell was looking forward to spending the weekend with his wife at their home in the Seattle area. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 13:54:20 +0000 Austin Jenkins 31334 at http://nwpr.org Home Canning Hobby Leads To Near Fatal Medical Mystery Puget Sound Gets Troubling Report Card On Sediment Contamination http://nwpr.org/post/puget-sound-gets-troubling-report-card-sediment-contamination <p>Studying the muck at the bottom of Puget Sound is an excellent way to tell how healthy the Sound is.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Department of Ecology took samples from around Puget Sound back in 1998 and then compared them with samples taken from the same area ten years later.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And now the results are in.</span></p><p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 23:11:24 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 28734 at http://nwpr.org Puget Sound Gets Troubling Report Card On Sediment Contamination