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Pollution
7:02 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Portland-Based Manufacturer Tops List Of Toxic Polluters

The Portland-based manufacturing firm Precision Castparts Corporation is the number one toxic air polluter in the country in a new ranking released by the University of Massachusetts.

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Water Contamination
6:25 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Yakima Dairies Agree to Reduce Nitrate Contamination

Four Eastern Washington dairies have agreed to reduce pollution that’s been contaminating drinking water. For EarthFix, Courtney Flatt has more.

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Duwamish River Cleanup
4:36 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

EPA Releases $305M Draft Clean Up Plan For Seattle's Duwamish River

For over a decade, state and federal agencies have been trying to figure out how to clean up Seattle’s Duwamish River. The Duwamish was declared a superfund site in 2001. It’s contaminated with dioxins, PCBs and other hazardous chemicals left over from years of industrial use. The Environmental Protection Agency has just released their proposed plan for public review.

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Oregon Non-Profit Loses Grant
6:03 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Eugene Non-Profit Faces Loss Of Federal Stimulus Grant

Photo of Eugene, Oregon
Photo Credit: Wiki Commons

EPA auditors are recommending that federal stimulus funds granted to a Eugene non-profit be taken back. They say Cascade Sierra Solutions, which works to clean up the US trucking industry, has problems with its books.

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Superfund Cleanup
5:09 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Work Begins On Central Washington Superfund Site

The Moses Lake Wellfield Contamination Superfund Site is located in the City of Moses Lake in eastern Washington.
EPA Northwest News Network

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has started the cleanup of a superfund site near Moses Lake in central Washington. As correspondent Anna King reports, this restoration has been in the works for decades.

The contaminated area is made up of an old Air Force airport, a county airport and some adjacent lands. Dumpsites there are loaded with chemicals like PCBs, lead and petroleum. The EPA has started testing and designing a treatment system to remove trichloroethylene from the groundwater at the superfund site.

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EPA Lawsuit
4:10 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

North Idaho Couple Celebrates Court Victory

Chantell and Mike Sackett say the EPA violated their right to due process when it said they were building a house on a wetland and ordered them to restore the land.
Photo Credit: Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

A north Idaho couple is celebrating a major legal victory at the nation's highest court. Justices on the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Mike and Chantell Sackett have the right to challenge a decision by federal regulators that their property is a protected wetland.

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Oregon Water Quality
5:15 am
Mon March 19, 2012

EPA Gives Oregon Water Report A Mixed Review

SALEM, Ore. -- Oregon’s 2010 water quality report has earned a mixed review from the U.S. EPA.

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Aviation
6:02 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Environmental Group Sues EPA Over Leaded Airplane Fuel

Seattle's Boeing Field is Washington's largest source of lead air pollution.
Photo by John Ryan KUOW

SEATTLE -- Small airplanes are the leading source of lead pollution in the nation’s air. Activists are suing the EPA to get the lead out of aviation fuel. KUOW's John Ryan reports.

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Silver Valley Cleanup
6:30 am
Thu February 16, 2012

EPA Scales Back North Idaho Clean-Up

SILVER VALLEY, Idaho -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has decided to scale back plans for cleaning up Idaho’s Silver Valley. The region has been the site of a Superfund clean-up of mining waste since the 1980s. Steve Jackson has more on the story.

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