Sheri Tonn, with Citizens for a Healthy Bay, looks at the old Occidental Chemical Corporation site from a boat on the Hylebos Waterway. For decades the facility produced drycleaning solvents and other chemicals that have slowly leached underground. Photo credit: Courtney Flatt Listen Tacoma’s Commencement Bay has long been riddled with toxic pollutants. It’s… Read More
SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s 2010 water quality report has earned a mixed review from the U.S. EPA. This week, the EPA gave the report a thumbs up for listing nine-hundred and seventy places where rivers, streams, lakes and reservoirs are polluted. That includes waters where fish tested positive for mercury. Jennifer Wigal manages Oregon’s water… Read More
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