Air Pollution


Angry crowd confronts Precision Castparts

At an unusual community meeting last week with about 250 nearby residents, managers of the Precision Castparts factory in Southeast Portland received a welcome that ranged from boisterous to outright hostility. “On behalf of the…

PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JAIME VALDEZ - Jacob Sherman along with his wife, Martha, and daughter, Caroline, stand with neighbors Meg Van Buren and her husband Albert Zayha, above Precision Castparts plants in Southeast Portland and Milwaukie. They live near the plants and are concerned by the metals company's air emissions and possible other discharges into Johnson Creek.

Protesters target Precision Castparts

By Paul Koberstein (First of two parts) After battling two small eastside glass makers over toxic air emissions, Southeast Portland activists are turning their attention to a far-bigger target: Precision Castparts Corp., the worldwide metals…