Tag Archives: DEQ

Hazardous materials to be removed from Weaver Building

Asbestos was found throughout the structure. Hundreds and hundreds of pounds of asbestos removal may be needed at the Weaver Building on Main Street, City Manager Nick Green told city councilors at their June 12 meeting. The city closed on the 12,000-square-foot complex of four connected buildings sharing one roof in November 2017 using a […]
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Go electric: State launches website to promote EVs

Transportation has been a sore point in state efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and greater use of electric vehicles can help fulfill state goals and new governor’s executive order. The state of Oregon launched a new website Tuesday, June 19, to help Oregonians learn about all-electric and plug-in vehicles. Source: Pamplin Media Group – […]
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Salem water crisis: Statewide response urged against toxic algae

State officials and lawmakers this week began taking steps to make the testing of drinking water a statewide priority in response to Salem’s drinking water advisory and the possibility of more toxic algae blooms emerging across Oregon. The Department of Environmental Quality started several days ago to recertify a pair of instruments critical to analyzing water samples for the presence […]
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These Oregon communities are dumping the most recyclables into landfills

Oregon’s recycling is in the dumps. Literally. Tons of scrap paper, plastic and tin cans collected from curbsides throughout the state are winding up in landfills as the U.S. recycling industry comes under siege. Source: These Oregon communities are dumping the most recyclables into landfills | OregonLive.com

DEQ accepts public comments on dam removal

Removal of John C. Boyle Dam will have short-term environmental impacts, according to officials at Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality, but the agency sees long-term benefits, pending approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality hosted two question and answer sessions and public comment hearings at Oregon Tech Tuesday to gather […]
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A Lot Of Our Recycling Is Going To Landfills. Here’s Why.

New restrictions on shipping recyclables to China are changing the way the Northwest recycles, with many places raising fees, reducing curbside collection and dumping the excess in landfills. Source: A Lot Of Our Recycling Is Going To Landfills. Here’s Why.

International experts to discuss protection of Pacific West Coast from oil spill

International scholars and experts will meet next week to discuss how to best protect the West Coast of the Pacific Ocean from oil spills and pollution, the environment authorities of Oregon said Tuesday. Source: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-06/13/c_137251176.htm

Trails End Recovery fined over water pollution

The state Department of Environmental Quality has fined Trails End Recovery $23,104 for violating stormwater permit requirements and causing pollution to local waterways. Trails End Recovery collects and repurposes construction and landscaping debris and other materials along U.S. Highway 101 Business near the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. Source: Trails End Recovery fined over […]
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Owner won’t allow Newberg paper mill to reopen

Would-be buyer says he’d reopen the mill and use Oregon’s recycled paper as raw material, but mill owner insists on destroying the papermaking equipment to avoid competition. Some recycled paper is now going to landfill because China won’t buy it any more. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Owner won’t allow Newberg paper mill to reopen

State fines Wauna Mill for air pollution

The state Department of Environmental Quality fined Georgia-Pacific, operator of the Wauna Mill in eastern Clatsop County, $12,000 for releasing more pollution from its kraft pulp mill than is allowed in the facility’s air quality permit. Source: State fines Wauna Mill for air pollution – Local News – The Daily Astorian