Stories tagged: contamination
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 2:43 p.m.
Environmentalists and Democratic lawmakers were quick to criticize the plan, saying it effectively delays much-needed regulations on PFAS chemicals, which have been linked to cancer and other health defects after …
Sun., Dec. 16, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Concerns about pesticide drift are nothing new in agriculture, but the issue has taken on new gravity for Oregon farmers with marijuana-growing neighbors. Due to Oregon’s pesticide testing regime for …
Fri., Nov. 9, 2018
The lawsuit, filed last week in U.S. District Court in Spokane, alleges Fairchild Air Force Base officials used the fire retardant recklessly and failed to warn neighbors of its “inherently …
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 10:15 a.m.
A radiologically contaminated piece of equipment left the Hanford nuclear reservation and was taken into north Richland by mistake, according to a message sent Wednesday afternoon to Hanford employees.
Sun., June 24, 2018
The recent spate of outbreaks of food-borne illnesses raises food-safety questions. Here’s a primer on what you need to know.
Tue., May 22, 2018, 9:03 a.m.
A Hanford environmental cleanup contractor has earned $9.9 million in incentive pay from the Department of Energy for its work at the nuclear reservation.
UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 9:35 a.m.
The plaintiffs claim they have suffered from an array of serious health problems caused by the water contamination, which resulted from decades of foam runoff from a training site on …
UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 2:23 p.m.
A pipeline in south-central Idaho near Buhl ruptured and spilled diesel fuel that contaminated soil and a pond used for watering livestock.
UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 5:51 p.m.
The U.S. government has asked a judge to approve an agreement with Beaverhead County to upgrade a small Montana community’s drinking water system after years of finding excessive contamination and …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 4:58 p.m.
The Washington state Department of Health says there is a possible risk to the public if demolition of the Hanford Plutonium Finishing Plant continues without better controls to prevent the …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 6:18 p.m.
The number of vehicles with specks of radioactive material has increased to 19 as checks continue at Hanford’s Plutonium Finishing Plant continue.
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017
Most recently comes news that the state Department of Ecology is investigating the dumping of potentially contaminated liquid into the ground.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 10:20 p.m.
The Washington State Department of Ecology is investigating a report of potentially contaminated liquid dumped into the ground at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in August.
Sat., Aug. 5, 2017
More than a few residents of the area surrounding Fairchild Air Force Base suspect their chronic health problems can be attributed to chemical runoff from the base’s firefighting operations. But …
UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
Forty more wells north of Fairchild Air Force Base have tested positive for toxic firefighting chemicals, with 21 exceeding the level that federal regulators believe is safe, base officials said …
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 11:04 p.m.
The City of Spokane is looking at ways to update its existing water agreement with Airway Heights and possibly adding Medical Lake to its list of customers. Contamination identified in …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 9:19 a.m.
The state of Michigan sued Flint Wednesday, alleging that the city council’s refusal to approve a broadly backed deal to buy water long term from a Detroit-area system is endangering …
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 10:23 p.m.
Future accidental radiation releases at the largest U.S. site of waste from nuclear weapons production are likely following back-to-back emergency evacuations of workers in May and June because aging infrastructure …
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
Fifteen people in a middle-income neighborhood near an airport in Southampton, New York – seaside playground of the rich and famous – are suing 3M Co. and other makers of …
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Tap water in Airway Heights still contains levels of firefighting chemicals above federal recommendations, a third round of testing has shown.
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 11:20 p.m.
Hundreds of people worried about the water they drink, bathe in and give to their animals packed the Medical Lake High School gym Tuesday night to demand answers.
Tue., May 23, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
The Michigan National Guard plans to test residential drinking wells near its main training facility after a plume of toxic chemicals was discovered in groundwater.
Sat., May 20, 2017, 5:22 a.m.
City officials said Friday that levels of contaminants in the Airway Heights water system were more than 15 times the threshold established by the Environmental Protection Agency last year. Flushing …
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
A worker at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state got radioactive contamination on his clothing this week during an incident at an underground waste storage tank that indicated a …
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 10:14 p.m.
Restaurants west of Hayford Road in Airway Heights have been asked to not use contaminated water in food or beverages.
Thu., May 18, 2017, 10:20 p.m.
Citing potential water contamination, Department of Corrections issues recall for food manufactured at Airway Heights Corrections Center
The Washington Department of Corrections announced Thursday evening that it is voluntarily recalling food manufactured by the Airway Heights Corrections Center following reports of possible contamination in the Airway Heights …
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 9:51 p.m.
The advisory not to drink the city’s tap water entered its third day Thursday as Airway Heights officials sought additional help from Spokane and private landowners pondered their legal options …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 11:12 p.m.
Air Force and public health officials have repeatedly described the chemicals contaminating water in Airway Heights as an “emerging issue” – one that’s being handled proactively and transparently. But nowhere …
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 10:47 p.m.
Air Force officials have expanded their search for contaminated groundwater after testing found chemical runoff affecting neighbors of Fairchild Air Force Base.
Sat., May 6, 2017, 10:53 p.m.
A new state law will take effect July 23 that will allow local governments to evict residents from contaminated buildings.