Environment and Planning

Gas Terminal
5:03 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Opponents Ask Portland To Stop Proposed Propane Export Terminal

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Hundreds of people turned out Wednesday for a hearing on a controversial propane export terminal proposed at the Port of Portland.

The Canadian company Pembina plans to transport more than a million gallons of liquid propane by train each day to a terminal on the Columbia River. The fuel would be stored in tanks and piped onto export ships bound for Asia. But the company needs approval from the city of Portland to run a pipeline across an environmental zone.

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NWPR Books
6:39 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Downwinder Book From Seattle Author Tackles Western Nuclear Contamination

Hear a reading by author Sarah Alisabeth Fox at 7 p.m. Nov. 7, at Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Avenue in Seattle.
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You might have heard of “Hanford Downwinders.”

Now, a new book penned by a Northwest author tackles the stories of nuclear “downwinders” in the broader West. It hits the market in November. 

Sarah Aliabeth Fox found that radioactive contamination came from unexpected places. It would get onto workers’ clothes, it got in the air and it settled on crops hundreds of miles away. Crops that were served up on America’s dinner tables.

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