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  • Source of PCBs a river mystery

    Industry has flourished along the banks of the Spokane River for more than a century. So, perhaps it’s no surprise that high levels of PCBs show up in rainbow trout …


  • Investigators seek source of PCBs in Spokane River

    Industry has flourished along the banks of the Spokane River for more than a century. So, perhaps it’s no surprise that high levels of PCBs show up in rainbow trout …


  • Group says it will sue city over river PCBs

    Spokane’s antiquated sewer system is pumping polychlorinated byphenyls, or PCBs, into the Spokane River, contaminating the river’s fish and violating the federal Clean Water Act, the Center for Justice said …


  • Cleanup begins at City Parcel site

    Workers this week began cleaning up contamination at the former City Parcel site in North Spokane, part of a major remediation project expected to cost roughly $750,000. A contractor first …


  • Toxins found throughout Columbia Basin

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The Environmental Protection Agency said in a report Thursday that toxins remain at levels harmful to people, fish and wildlife throughout the Northwest, despite decades-long cleanups. …


  • 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 …


  • Fish from river carry toxic risk

    Armed with a clipboard and “How to Skin a Fish” handouts, Sean Hackett approached a woman and her baby daughter as they played on a sandy beach at Peoples Park. …

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