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During the past week, a paper describing the air quality effects of coal trains lumbering through the Pacific Northwest was accepted for publication.Source: Cliff Mass Weather Blog
Oregon PSR opposes adoption of the Trans-Pacific Partnership by the United States, and urges our congressional delegation to oppose the Trade Priorities Act of 2014 and any other similar fast track legislation for the TPP.
The Environmental Health Interns will work independently to review the recent literature and prepare a brief paper describing the human health effects of low-dose exposure to selected environmental toxins, probable sources of those exposures and suggested ways to avoid possible contact, especially for pregnant women and children.
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington denied a motion to dismiss, allowing the Clean Water Act case to proceed against BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) for coal contamination of U.S. waterways.
Greenhouse Gas Impact of Nuclear Fuel Purchase from Paducah, KY, Enrichment Facility Also Highlighted
More than 163,000 public comments have flooded the environmental review of the Millennium coal export terminal proposed for Longview, Washington.Source: Oregon Public Broadcasting
Guest Opinion by Oregon PSR Board President Susan Katz, MD.Source: The Oregonian
A local geologist examining existing knowledge of the seismic activity on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and the Mid-Columbia basin has concluded that the earthquake standards set for the Northwest’s only commercial nuclear power plant are at least 300% lower than should be required.
Conservation, public health, and faith-based groups say federal inaction now requires the Governor to get tough on coal export plans on the Columbia River.
In the FDA’s response to the petition, to which Oregon PSR was signed on, the agency acknowledged that recent scientific reports on arsenic compounds in animal feed challenged previous assumptions of safety.