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An environmental challenge to Spokane County’s year-old wastewater treatment plant goes before a state appeals panel on Monday, March 25th, 2013. The Spokesman Review reports.
The relationship between updating water quality standards for toxics and safely enjoying a nice, fish dinnerPosted on March 20th, 2013
Why are Washington and Idaho updating their surface water quality standards? And what does that have to do with protecting human health from toxic substances...
Director of Idaho Water Resource Research Institute to talk on creating the relationship between good science and informed policyPosted on February 12th, 2013
The Forum is pleased to announce John Tracy, Ph.D., Director of the Idaho Water Resource Research Institute (IWRRI), will be the luncheon keynote on the second day of the conference. John will speak on “Creating the Relationship between Good Science and Informed Policy.”
It may come as a surprise to many, but dentists are responsible for keeping more than our teeth healthy. Our river, too, depends on them...
The Washington Department of Ecology will clean-up four Spokane River beaches in Spokane Valley during September and October. Clean-up will address the accumulation of lead,...
The Spokane Valley Police Department will safely dispose of prescriptions at their 12710 E Sprague parking lot on April 28th. Click here for flyer. Click here...
Sierra Club weighs in on PCBs and Kaiser Appeals DO TMDL as Spokane River discharge permits move forwardPosted on August 9th, 2011
Regulatory jousting over Spokane River water quality continues. Sierra Club files 60-day notice of intent to sue EPA for not forcing Ecology to develop a PCB water cleanup plan. Meanwhile, Kaiser has appealed their pollution discharge permit.
Can a pipeline disaster like the one on the Yellowstone River near billings happen here? Yes, say those who keep a close eye on the Spokane River, including the top water officials at both the city and county of Spokane. The Inlander Reports
Any watercraft transported into Idaho is required to stop at an invasive species inspection station. The battle to stop quagga and zebra mussels from entering our water ways.
June began with a number of articles and editorials related to Spokane County efforts to receive a draft discharge permit. Articles and related material attached.