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Local governments, industries submit plans to limit pollution in Spokane River as conservation groups cry foul

The Department of Ecology has accepted applications from Spokane, Liberty Lake, Spokane County, Kaiser and Inland Empire Paper to avoid having to meet a standard for cancer-causing pollution that they …


Tribes, conservation groups cry foul after Trump administration signals rollback of Spokane River quality standards

The request for public comment on a plan to revisit allowable pollution levels in Washington’s waterways did not include notification to the state’s Department of Ecology or native tribes. The …


Pollution limits in Spokane River prompt city officials to seek reprieve from EPA

Mayor David Condon told the City Council this week he has been discussing the possibility of a workaround for environmental guidelines on carcinogenic chemicals being discharged into the Spokane River …


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 …