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Courtesy of the Oregon Department of Transportation , Oct. 24, 2020

DEQ cleans up last large legacy cleanup site along the Willamette River – Portland Gas Manufacturing

In October 2020, DEQ and NW Natural completed cleanup work at the former Portland Gas Manufacturing site which made the gas used to light the first Portland street lamps.

EPA plan for Washington and Oregon rivers leaves salmon in hot water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released their plan to reduce temperatures in the Columbia and Snake rivers.

DEQ Laboratory releases Willamette River Basin Water Toxics Summary

This report combines water, sediment and tissue sampling results from DEQ’s Toxics Monitoring Program in the Willamette River Basin from 2008 to 2010 and 2016.

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