Stories tagged: mercury
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 10:08 a.m.
State agencies wrapping up cleanup of western Montana mine
State agencies are wrapping up cleanup operations on a western Montana mine that caused high mercury concentrations in fish in nearby bodies of water.
Mon., May 8, 2017, 9:44 a.m.
Mercury spill forces family from Oregon home
Authorities say an Oregon family was displaced because of a mercury spill.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 4:18 p.m.
Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn is hospitalized in Ohio
An Ohio State official says former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn has been hospitalized for more than a week.
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 4:17 p.m.
California court upholds ban on dredges to extract gold
California’s ban on the use of suction dredges to extract gold from rivers is legal and not overridden by a 19th century federal law that allows mining on federal land, …
Fri., May 6, 2016, 5:03 a.m.
Mercury to make rare transit of sun on Monday
Earthlings are in for a treat Monday as Mercury makes a relatively
Fri., May 9, 2014, 10:37 a.m.
Mercury spill at East Valley High School
East Valley High School has been evacuated and students sent home for the day while firefighters clean up a mercury spill.
Mon., Dec. 9, 2013
Rock Doc: Miners’ mercury still makes mark on environment
When I was a younger and more sprightly woman, I spent part of my life investigating unusual hot springs in rural California. They were salty and quite stinky springs out …
Fri., Sept. 6, 2013
Astronomical club offers guided tour of night sky
Steptoe Butte offers remarkable skyward views, too. A state park ranger and stargazers from the Spokane Astronomical Society will gather Saturday evening on the 150-acre butte north of Colfax to …
Mon., June 3, 2013
Storm earn first victory
SEATTLE – With 6-foot-8 rookie sensation Brittney Griner patrolling the paint for Phoenix, the Seattle Storm used their outside shooting to beat the Mercury. Tanisha Wright scored 20 points, Camille …
Tue., May 7, 2013
Is this Mercury a star?
Far from drivable, let alone showroom quality, a vintage car is presenting a Post Falls restoration shop with an intriguing challenge. The 1950 Mercury convertible may have been modified half …
Fri., July 27, 2012, 10:59 a.m.
Washington issues advisories for toxins in fish
Specific types of fish from the Upper Columbia and Pend Oreille rivers contain toxic chemicals according to analysis of two recent studies that’s prompted a new fish consumption advisory this …
Tue., Dec. 28, 2010
City, air agency could settle fine, upgrade incinerator
Spokane would have to pay a $5,000 fine and upgrade its regional trash incinerator under a proposed deal being considered by Mayor Mary Verner. The settlement, proposed by the Spokane …
Fri., Sept. 17, 2010
Mercury emissions too high during incinerator test
Spokane’s Waste-to-Energy Plant violated air pollution law during annual air testing in June. April Westby, an environmental engineer for the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency, said the agency’s director, Bill …
Wed., April 14, 2010, 4:01 p.m.
U-Hi administrators destroy papers carrying column
Most copies of the student newspaper at University High School in the Central Valley School District have been confiscated and destroyed by school officials after offensive remarks appeared in what …
Tue., Oct. 6, 2009, 7:08 a.m.
Neighboring planets to be noticeable in pre-dawn sky
Three of Earth’s nearest celestial neighbors will be visible as a group in the morning twilight this week, astronomers said.
Thu., Aug. 20, 2009
Mercury inescapable for fish in U.S. streams, study finds
WASHINGTON – No fish can escape mercury pollution. That’s the take-home message from a federal study of mercury contamination released Wednesday that tested fish from nearly 300 streams across the …
Sun., July 26, 2009
Washington, Idaho considered for mercury dump
RICHLAND, Wash. – The federal government is trying to find a location to store the nation’s excess mercury deposits, with seven states being considered. But the government is quickly finding …
Tue., July 7, 2009, 9:13 a.m.
Hanford considered for national mercury storage
The Hanford nuclear reservation is one of seven sites the Energy Department is considering as a national, long-term storage site for mercury.
Tue., Feb. 17, 2009
U.S. calls for treaty on mercury reduction
NAIROBI, Kenya – The Obama administration reversed years of U.S. policy Monday by calling for a treaty to cut mercury pollution, which it described as the world’s gravest chemical problem. …
Fri., Jan. 30, 2009
More charities lacked warning about fish
BOISE – Fish given to the region’s poor people by Idaho wildlife officials without a warning about mercury levels were more widely distributed than previously disclosed. One Washington charity that …
Wed., Jan. 28, 2009, 12:01 a.m.
Poor get fish, but not warning
BOISE – A North Idaho food bank gave away thousands of pounds of fish donated by the state wildlife agency without knowing about a state health department warning that eating …
Mon., Jan. 26, 2009
Study: Mercury in vaccines is safe
CHICAGO – A new study from Italy adds to a mountain of evidence that a mercury-based preservative once used in many vaccines doesn’t hurt children, offering more reassurance to parents. …