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  • Pollutants found in remote lakes, rivers

    Scientists consider Sullivan Lake’s waters relatively pristine. The 1,300-acre mountain lake in northeast Washington is home to a thriving kokanee salmon run. Along with confirmed sightings of grizzlies, wolves and …


  • Flame retardants are hard to avoid

    Most parents are forced to guess if toys, furniture and other household products are exposing their kids to toxic chemicals. Heather Stapleton can figure it out in her laboratory.


  • Studies show drop in local fish toxin

    Levels of toxic flame retardants found in fish tissue collected from the Spokane River appear to be dropping, and the amount detected in osprey eggs doesn’t seem to jeopardize their …


  • Toxic flame retardants to be banned

    Following the lead of European nations, Washington state will ban the use of toxic flame retardants in TVs, computers and other household products by 2011. State officials say alternatives have …


  • Washington state to ban flame retardant

    Following the lead of European nations, Washington state will ban the use of toxic flame retardants in TVs, computers and other household products by 2011.


  • Pollution pipeline

    LIBERTY LAKE – Arianne Fernandez donned elbow-length rubber gloves, a plastic apron and a splash-protection face mask before lowering a collection jar into a manhole. The cloudy water she brought …

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