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  • Tests prompt Spokane to stick with current de-icer despite presence of PCBs

    After two rounds of testing on a handful of ice-fighting products, the city of Spokane will continue to use liquid magnesium chloride de-icer on its winter streets, even though it …

  • De-icer used by city of Spokane contains PCBs

    The deicer used by the city of Spokane on its streets contains trace amounts of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs. Those toxins made news most recently when the company responsible for …

  • Spokane County wastewater plant needs new PCB permit

    OLYMPIA – Spokane County’s new wastewater treatment plant will need a new permit that measures the amount of a cancer-causing chemical it’s putting into the Spokane River, a Thurston County …

  • Pollution levels lower than reported

    OLYMPIA – The Spokane River has some of the highest levels of a cancer-causing pollutant in the state, and the county’s new wastewater treatment plant will put more of that …

  • City pays $300,000 to settle PCB claim

    Spokane’s wastewater department will spend more than $300,000 to settle a claim alleging that dangerous chemicals were released into the Spokane River through city storm drains. Most of the money …



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