air quality

Prescribed burns and smoke

Change To Oregon Smoke Rules Seeing Early Results For Prescribed Burns (OPB, 6/19/2019)

Prescribed fire policy barriers and opportunities : a diversity of challenges and strategies across the west (2018) University of Oregon

Oregon smoke management annual report (annual) Oregon Department of Forestry

Past scandals: Portland air quality

Sex, gangsters, police corruption: Scandals reveal stunning twists, turns in Oregon political history (Oregonian, 6/5/2019)

Neighborhood cancer rate evaluation, elevated environmental heavy metal levels, SE and north Portland, Multnomah County, OR (2016) Oregon Health Authority

Update on air toxics at glass facilities in Portland : questions and answers (2016) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Public health assessment : Uroboros Glass manufacturing site, 2139 N Kerby Aveunue, Portland, Oregon 97227 (2018) Oregon Health Authority

Upcoming wildfire season

Air Quality: Smoke on horizon as wildfire season looms (Tillamook Headlight Herald, 5/30/19)

Wildfire smoke and your health [PDF] (2014) Oregon Health Authority

El humo de incendios forestales y su salud [PDF] (2014) Oregon Health Authority

Oregon wildfire response protocol for severe smoke episodes [PDF] (2018) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Follow-up air quality audit

Oregon DEQ improves expired air quality permit backlog, but there’s more to do (Statesman Journal, 5/1/2019)

Department of Environmental Quality : recommendation follow-up report : DEQ should improve the air quality permitting process to reduce its backlog and better safeguard Oregon’s air (2019) Oregon Audits Division

Department of Environmental Quality should improve the air quality permitting process to reduce its permit backlog and better safeguard Oregon’s air (2018) Oregon Audits Division

Uroboros Glass report

OHA finds ‘low health risk’ around Uroboros Glass site in Portland, seeks public comment (KATU, 9/20/18)

Briefly: Uroboros Glass in Portland Poses No Health Threat, State Says (Lund Report, 9/20/18)

Public health assessment : Uroboros Glass manufacturing site [PDF] (2018) Oregon Health Authority