US Forest Service Research Finally Reveals Source Of Mysterious Portland Heavy Metals Hotspots–And Residents Are Not Happy Along with Berkeley, California, and Boulder, Colorado, Portland has long been known as a haven for all things progressive and environmental. The Oregon city has such a reputation in fact there is even a satirical show about its kooky residents, “Portlandia,” in which restaurant servers are interrogated about the joy experienced in the lives of its chickens, and artisanal shell-art makers compete with one another.… Read the rest
As far back as 1969, Monsanto knew that PCBs led to the contamination of oysters, fish and birds, yet it took another decade before the EPA was able to ban them, overriding fierce resistance from Monsanto. EPA estimates show that up to 150 million pounds of the chemicals are dispersed throughout the environment, including in the air and in water supplies. There are estimated to be an additional 290 million pounds buried in landfills.