Precision Castparts

Johnson Creek has a PCB problem

Three Oregon Department of Environmental Quality studies conducted from 2005 to 2014 found steadily increasing levels of contamination in the urban creek, and the highest levels were found in a 150-foot segment near a titanuim…


Dirty secrets in abandoned SE Portland landfill

Just south of Johnson Creek sits an abandoned landfill that time, and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, forgot. Built in 1950 before modern landfill regulations were written, the dump at 7600 S.E. Johnson Creek…



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…


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…