Stories tagged: cleanup
Wed., June 5, 2019, 4 a.m.
Bill Youngs wrote a comprehensive book about the Spokane River and Expo ’74, “The Fair and the Falls,” and contends the drama and beauty of the falls cutting through downtown …
Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Cleanup work has resumed at an eastern Idaho nuclear site months after the rupture of several barrels containing radioactive sludge.
Tue., July 31, 2018, 9:22 a.m.
A final plan for cleanup of the Hanford nuclear reservation at the horn of the Columbia River will leave land clean enough to live on.
Mon., July 30, 2018, 1:56 p.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency says an agreement has been reached over the cleanup of a century’s worth of smelting waste in the southwestern Montana town of Anaconda.
UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 5:26 p.m.
A U.S. official harshly criticized a Colorado health officer who questioned the safety of a former nuclear weapons plant and said he did not trust the federal government’s assurances that …
Mon., June 4, 2018, 9:05 a.m.
42,000 pounds of garbage: Seattle quietly cleaning up, clearing out hot spots for people living in vehicles
Seattle is cleaning up trash around clusters of homeless vehicle campers — and sometimes towing them.
Tue., May 22, 2018, 9:03 a.m.
A Hanford environmental cleanup contractor has earned $9.9 million in incentive pay from the Department of Energy for its work at the nuclear reservation.
Thu., April 26, 2018, 9:47 a.m.
The Petry Natural Area, a small stretch of woodland that lies along Missouri Flat Creek near North Grand Avenue, appears to have become an unofficial landfill for some residents.
Sun., April 22, 2018, 9:05 a.m.
Ohio crews cleaning up a massive former Cold War-era plant in Ohio plan to send a high-tech helper into pipes where uranium was processed for use in nuclear reactors and …
UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 4:38 p.m.
The city and county governments of Spokane won a $5,000 award this week to combat cigarette litter around the county Courthouse and various city-owned properties in downtown Spokane.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 11:53 a.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement that could conclude the cleanup of mining waste in Butte and remove the area from the Superfund list.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 9:07 p.m.
President Donald Trump has nominated a new head for the Department of Energy’s environmental management program, which is responsible for the Hanford nuclear reservation.
Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 12:37 p.m.
The Montana Supreme Court says residents living within a southwestern Montana Superfund site can move forward with their efforts to get the Atlantic Richfield Co. to pay for a better …
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 10:08 a.m.
State agencies are wrapping up cleanup operations on a western Montana mine that caused high mercury concentrations in fish in nearby bodies of water.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 1:34 p.m.
The Trump administration has handed a rare victory to environmentalists. It’s ordered two big corporations to pay for a $115 million cleanup at a Texas toxic waste site that may …
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
The cleanup of a northwest Montana community where health professionals say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos exposure entered a new phase Thursday as officials turn their focus …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 4 p.m.
Environmental activists sailed across Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay on Saturday to protest pollution in the city’s waterways and broken promises to clean them up around the 2016 Olympics.
UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
For decades, Portland residents have been repulsed by the idea of swimming in the Willamette River because of weekly sewage overflows that created a bacterial stew. Now, the recent completion …
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 11:33 p.m.
City crews cleaning up a homeless camp underneath the Maple Street bridge filled multiple trucks with everything from mattresses to bicycles Tuesday morning.
UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 11:10 p.m.
Park planners will be able to spend the grant money on soil cleanup efforts on the former Canada Island, Havermale Island and the north bank of the Spokane River that …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 1:31 p.m.
The Department of Energy’s assessment of Bechtel National at Hanford continues to inch upward.
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
Lawmakers ask Government Accountability Office to review Hanford cleanup after tunnel collapse.
Tue., May 2, 2017, 5:54 p.m.
Toxic mine pollution is no longer flowing into Washington’s picturesque Lake Chelan for the first time in nearly 60 years because of a $500 million cleanup to contain contamination from …
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 5:17 p.m.
Federal and state officials announced plans Wednesday to accelerate cleanup at a camp in southern North Dakota that has housed hundreds and sometimes thousands of Dakota Access pipeline opponents.
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 11:52 a.m.
The city of Coeur d’Alene is preparing for its annual leaf and pine needle pick up, which starts the week of Nov. 7.
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
A 25-year project to suck up a cancer-causing chemical from the soil in central Hanford has ended in success.
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, 6:33 p.m.
A Seattle police officer shot and critically wounded a man involved in a knife fight Tuesday as officials were working to clean out a homeless encampment known as the Jungle, …
Thu., July 14, 2016, 8:55 p.m.
The Department of Energy has been given an extra year to tear down the Hanford Plutonium Finishing Plant.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 10:07 a.m.
The U.S. Department of Energy is proposing a seven-year plan to clean up a radioactive waste spill under a building on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
Fri., May 20, 2016, 2:39 p.m.
Federal officials announced Friday they won’t meet a September deadline to start converting 900,000 gallons of high-level radioactive liquid waste to a solid form at the Idaho National Laboratory in …