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.
At the Spokane River Forum conference on May 24th, over 150 participants from around the region met to learn about PCBs and discuss the opportunities and challenges of reducing their presence in the Spokane River. Presentations attached.
The Washington Department of Ecology Urban Waters Initiative is investigating storm drains that spill into the Spokane River to find sources of PCBs, PBDEs and other toxins infiltrating the river system.