My name is Chris Schmokel, and I am an environmental chemistry major at Oregon State University and also an Oregon Sea Grant Summer Scholar Fellow. My fellowship placement is with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, and this summer I’m working on two projects: starting a pilot program to test for copper concentrations in OregonContinue reading “Summer at the Oregon DEQ: Learning, Planning, and Spreading the Word”
The Oregon Department of Equality and Washington Department of Ecology submitted comments on EPA temperature TMDL for the Columbia and Snake rivers.
This week, DEQ began overseeing the cleanup of the last legacy contamination site in Portland’s downtown reach.
he Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has released the 2019 Oregon Water Quality Index . The index, or OWQI, details water quality assessments at 160 ambient monitoring stations across the state.
“I’m pleased that this grant funding is making its way to our state so we can monitor the quality of our waters, promote safety, and support this special Oregon tradition.” U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley
Oregon DEQ will continue to oppose federal rollbacks of environmental regulations.
Even if a disposable wipes have labeling that says they’re “flushable,” they’re not.
The Environmental Protection Agency is asking the public for comment on draft discharge permits for eight federally regulated dams along the lower Columbia and lower Snake rivers.
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.
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”