Air Pollution

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The Cancer in Portland’s Air

This is part 4 of Cascadia Times’ continuing series on the Columbia River Crossing and air pollution. Read the series introduction, and articles on induced traffic, lagging traffic counts, the cancer in Portland’s air, an…


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Aberdeen: Sierra Pacific’s Polluted Prison

When Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) opened a new lumber mill across the road from Steve Wycoff’s metal shop in Aberdeen, Washington, Steve hoped the new jobs might help turn the local economy around.  But instead…


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Map of toxic air in Portland

Portland often finds itself on lists of the nation’s  – or the world’s – most livable cities. But such rankings rarely take into account the deadly toxics that are dumped into Portland’s air by cars or factories. The…



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Examining ESCO’s ‘no harm’ Claims

Carter Webb, manager of safety and environment for ESCO Inc., the corporation that owns two steel foundries at the northern edge of the Northwest neighborhood, acknowledges that his company’s air emissions have created some enemies…