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  • Some Portland schools find elevated radon levels

    Portland Public Schools says it has received results showing elevated levels of radon in rooms throughout the district.


  • W.Va. official: People are inhaling formaldehyde

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A state official said Wednesday that he “can guarantee” some West Virginians are breathing in traces of a carcinogen while showering after the chemical spill, but federal …


  • Company blamed for W. Virginia chemical spill files for bankruptcy

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The company blamed for a chemical spill that left 300,000 West Virginians without safe drinking water filed for bankruptcy Friday.


  • Community gardens adjust for well concerns

    Earlier this year it looked like two community gardens would have to be moved, because they are located too close to city wellheads and violate Washington State Department of Health …


  • E. coli in drinking water at Lake CDA campground

    E. coli bacteria has been discovered in the drinking water supply at the Forest Service’s Bell Bay Campground, which is four miles north of Harrison on Lake Coeur d’Alene.


  • Sandpoint approves water ordinance

    SANDPOINT – The Sandpoint City Council has approved an ordinance intended to protect the city’s drinking water from becoming contaminated by backflow from homes. Council members voted 4-2 last week …


  • No drugs in Spokane water

    Responding to a national report earlier this year that traces of pharmaceuticals are showing up in America’s drinking water, the Spokane Water Department has spent about $3,000 to test the …


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