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Articles tagged PCBs

Dec. 11, 2014, 6:11 p.m.

Yakama Nation Sues Army Corps Over Columbia River Cleanup

For decades the Army Corps of Engineers used an island near the Bonneville Dam as a dumping ground. Toxic chemicals leaked into the Columbia River. The island is also a historic fishing site for the Yakama Nation.

Sept. 18, 2014, 6:05 p.m.

Shellfish Tell Puget Sound's Polluted Tale

Scientists used shellfish to conduct the broadest study of pollution levels along the shore of Puget Sound, ever. And in some places, it's pretty contaminated.

Aug. 7, 2014, 11:21 a.m.

Report: Banned Toxic PCB Still Showing Up In Everyday Products

New testing shows low levels of a banned toxic chemical are still showing up in a variety of everyday products including paints, newspapers, magazines and cardboard food packaging.

Nov. 21, 2013, 8:45 a.m.

New Research: Lab Fish Fed Plastic More Likely To Develop Tumors, Liver Problems

What happens when fish feed on plastic? New research provides some answers.

July 23, 2013, 1 p.m.

Washington Enviro Groups Intend to Sue EPA Over Inadequate State Fish Consumption Rates

Several environmental groups say they will sue the Environmental Protection Agency to get it to hurry up and raise the fish consumption rate in Washington. The rate helps determine how clean state waterways need to be to protect the health of people who eat fish caught there.

June 4, 2013, 4:47 p.m.

Puget Sound Gets Troubling Report Card On Sediment Contamination

The Washington Department of Ecology took samples from around Puget Sound in 1998 and then compared them with samples taken from the same area ten years later. The results are in and they're not pretty.

Nov. 4, 2011, 5 a.m.

New Report Details Toxics in Puget Sound

What’s in Puget Sound? A new report released Thursday details the toxic contaminants making their way into Washington waterways every year, and what kind of harm they may be causing.

Oct. 28, 2011, 8 a.m.

EarthFix Conversations: Sealing the Deal on PCBs and Marine Mammals

There are about 50,000 harbor seals in the coastal waters of Puget Sound and British Columbia. But no two seals are the same when it comes to the chemicals that show up in their bodies. If you compare the seals in B.C. with those in Washington, you'll see some major differences when it comes to PCBs.

Oct. 6, 2011, 1 a.m.

Zidell's Willamette River Cleanup Is Coming to a Close

PORTLAND -- The Zidell Waterfront hazardous cleanup project should be complete by the end of October. That's the deadline for finishing in-water remediation because after that time, endangered salmon and steelhead trout become more plentiful in the Willamette River.