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Happy Tuesday, readers! This week’s blog blurb brought to you by ecoSPEARS will showcase some of last week’s key articles and news regarding domestic pollution in the United States, taking a step back from latest issues involving the EPA and focusing once again on generating greater public awareness to toxins
February 16, 2018 – (Portland Tribune) – The Yakama Nation of Native Americans has said it is suing 30 Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs) to cover remaining remediation costs. The Yakama Nation says contamination from the Portland Harbor Superfund site has spread down from the Willamette River into the Columbia River
Many of you currently reading this post were able to read ecoSPEARS’s first official blog post (link) last week. Along with those bi-weekly blog posts, we will also be posting weekly “blurbs” of news highlights and conversations happening in the environmental world to help you all keep up-to-date on relevant
February 11, 2018 – (The Observer) – “Clean air and clean water and a healthy place to live is an essential value of everybody in the United States of America. It is not a democratic issue. It is not a Republican issue. It is not owned by one party,” ex-EPA Director
February 8, 2018 – (Berkshire Eagle) – Three top lawmakers says tons of toxic waste removed from the Housatonic River should be disposed of outside of Berkshire County, MA. General Electric says local PCB disposal will save $250 million on top of the total $613 million cost of the cleanup