The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality continues to oversee cleanup and monitoring near the site of a Feb. 16 truck crash and fuel release on Highway 22 about 60 miles east of Salem. Of the 10,600 gallons of fuel on board the double tanker, 7,871 gallons spilled and the remaining fuel was recovered. Fuel isContinue reading “Cleanup continues at North Santiam fuel spill site”
A tanker truck carrying more than 10,000 gallons of fuel overturned Sunday on Highway 22 about 60 miles east of Salem, spilling more than half of its load. An unknown amount was released into the North Santiam River, which provides drinking water for nearby communities and the city of Salem. A hazardous materials team andContinue reading “State agencies respond to tanker spill on highway 22 near North Santiam River”
Hoja informativa: Manejo seguro de los escombros de los edificios dañados por las inundaciones Many structures and buildings in Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties, including lands of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, suffered significant damage from recent flooding. Debris from damaged structures can pose a threat to people and the environment ifContinue reading “Tips for safely managing debris from flood damaged buildings”
DEQ’s air quality permit writer discusses why he went the extra mile for the community.
At the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, we have one mission: to be a leader in restoring, maintaining and enhancing the quality of Oregon’s air, land and water. That’s no small job.
Low- and moderate-income Oregonians can apply for expanded rebates to help cover the cost of a new or used electric vehicle.
Oregon State University’s Cascades campus began full-scale excavation at the former Bend Demolition Landfill in December as part of its expansion master plan.
DEQ takes crucial step to improve health of Willamette Basin
Dozens of Oregon recycling representatives gathered in Salem on Jan. 31 to learn about potential options for a future recycling system in Oregon.
An old landfill outside Prairie City will get necessary upgrades this year thanks to funding from DEQ’s Solid Waste Orphan Site Account.