The Washington Department of Ecology has adopted an “instream flow rule” for the main stem of the Spokane River in
A Superior Court Judge ruled that Spokane County’s wastewater treatment plant will need a new permit that measures the amount of PCBs being put into the Spokane River. The Spokesman Review reports. Come to the Spokane River Forum Conference November 19-20 to learn more about efforts to reduce toxics and other waste into the Spokane River.
Ecology announced that “Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey will collect groundwater and aquatic plant samples near the Suncrest community
By Jim Camden Spokesman Review SEATTLE – A federal judge should order state and federal agencies to set strict limits
Occasionally something bad happens, and you need to call it out for what it is. As shown in this slide show, a couple with a home upstream of the T.J. Meenach Bridge decided to improve their view by clear cutting trees all the way down to the river.
EPA has extended the public comment period for the draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for the City of Coeur d’Alene, City of Post Falls, and Hayden Area Regional Sewer Board until Thursday, October 3, 2013.
At Inland Empire Plant’s in the Valley, ink from recycling newspapers containing tiny amounts of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) are discharged into the Spokane River. Can the community work with IEP and EPA to address the issue? The Spokesman Review reports.
A consortium of recreation, environmental and conservation groups have joined forces to promote a River Rally Sunday, August 21st that’s about both celebrating summer and making a clear statement: No Docks at the Rock. “If it floats, you’re ready” say event organizers.
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.