DEQ’s Recycle Right! campaign materials are now available in Spanish.
Swollen seas and strong winds combined to push the New Carissa onto the Oregon Coast near Coos Bay in winter 1999, starting an epic cleanup and removal saga for the large beached boat.
Twenty-one years later the New Carissa remains one of the biggest environmental disasters in Oregon history.
An underground storage tank at a service station in Canyonville failed recently, releasing an estimated 3,000 gallons of gasoline into the ground. Some of the fuel seeped through the ground and into the creek near the Main Street crossing. The creek is a tributary of the South Umpqua River. The Oregon Department of Environmental QualityContinue reading “DEQ responds to underground gasoline tank release in Canyonville”
Learn the key facts you should know about the Portland Harbor Superfund Site and DEQ’s role in the cleanup.
Cleanup crews finished excavating petroleum contaminated soil Thursday at the site of a fuel spill along the banks of the North Santiam River near Idanha – east of Salem and Detroit Lake on OR 22. The spill resulted from a tanker truck crash on Feb. 16 at milepost 63. In all, cleanup crews dug upContinue reading “FRIDAY UPDATE: Excavation complete at OR 22 fuel spill cleanup, highway repaving underway”
Cleanup crews Tuesday are digging up and hauling away petroleum contaminated soil following a tanker truck spill Sunday on OR 22 east of Salem and Detroit Lake. The tanker, owned by Space Age Fuel, crashed at about 8 a.m. Sunday near milepost 63, alongside the North Santiam River. About 7,800 gallons of the about 10,600Continue reading “Update on OR 22 spill cleanup”
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.
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.
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.