Sewage

Gorge Health Issues
6:32 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Gorge Amphitheater In Violation Of State Health Regulations

Health officials told concert producer Live Nation that the Gorge's waste water practices are inadequate and could pose a threat to public health and the environment.
Credit Jessica Robinson / Northwest News Network

One of the largest concert venues in the Northwest is in trouble with the Washington Health Department. The Gorge Amphitheater turns into a small city during summer music festivals like Sasquatch and Paradiso. But in a warning letter this week, health officials told concert producer Live Nation that its waste water practices are inadequate and could pose a threat to public health and the environment.

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New Sewage Business Model
6:50 am
Mon September 2, 2013

Startup With New Business Model Pitches Cheaper Sewage Treatment

Blue Array co-owners James Reilly and Victoria Jelderks at the Vader sewage treatment plant.
Credit Tom Banse

A startup company based in Vancouver, Washington is looking to up end the sewage treatment business. There are literally dozens of small Northwest cities wringing their hands about how to add treatment capacity for growth or simply update aging and failing infrastructure. This start up named Blue Array proposes to give interested cities and their ratepayers a treatment system for free with a service contract.

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Pollution
4:09 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Illegal Sewage Dumper In Kennewick, Wash., Fined $50,000

Portable toilets similar to what the fined company may use.
Photo Credit: ŠJů Wikimedia commons

PolRICHLAND, Wash. – State regulators have fined a port-o-john operator in southeast Washington for illegally dumping raw sewage down a manhole at least five times. Some of the $50,000 in fines will go to the city of Kennewick, which had to clean up waste that backed up into streets.

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