Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

DEQ study focuses on temperature pollution

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Temperature pollution.  It’s the latest focus of an Oregon Department of Environmental Quality study to protect the Klamath River, and it’s a study that could impact your pocketbook. The study addresses the thermal impacts of water discharge. “It …

Cleanup declared complete at North Ridge Estates

Klamath Falls, Ore. – A 40 million dollar cleanup project is now complete at an asbestos contaminated housing development in Klamath Falls. Dennis and Gail Bailey began building their dream home at North Ridge Estates 16 years ago. Dennis Bailey recalls,  “When …

North Ridge asbestos cleanup nears completion

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Crews are putting the finishing touches on a 40 million dollar project to remove asbestos from a contaminated subdivision near Klamath Falls. Susan Newton has been watching the North Ridge cleanup from the start.  “Drastically changed landscape – …

Dam removal and water quality

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Removal of the John C. Boyle Dam is likely to impact water quality on the Klamath River, according to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. The J.C. Boyle Dam southwest of Klamath Falls is one of four dams …

Ashland railroad yard cleanup derails again

ASHLAND, Ore.– Plans that have been going on for years to decontaminate and cleanup an old railroad lot in Ashland have been stalled again after recent EPA standards were changed. What was once a locomotive maintenance facility for the city between 1887 to …

North Ridge Estates cleanup continues

Klamath Falls, Ore. – A 38 million dollar project to clean up the asbestos contaminated North Ridge Estates subdivision in Klamath Falls is about two-thirds of the way complete. More than 170 acres are contaminated with asbestos from a former military barracks. …