New Proposals Could Impact Miners

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — New rules are being proposed to deal with mercury levels in the Rogue River, but gold miners are not happy about it. At a hearing Monday night, miners said they are being blamed for a problem that is not their fault. They say the suction dredges they use also help to … Continue reading »

Advisory Issued for Columbia River Fish

BONNEVILLE, Ore. – Oregon and Washington health officials have limited the consumption of some fish species near the Bonneville Dam and the middle Columbia River. Public health officials issued the advisory due to elevated levels of mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls found in the tissue of resident fish. The species of concern include bass, bluegill, yellow … Continue reading »