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N. 18th property owners concerned about well water quality


August 22, 2018

JOSH VICTOR, a landlord in an area with arsenic contamination, keeps a water tank like this one full to ensure tenants have water when the wells in the area run dry and to help avoid using contaminated water.

With arsenic, diesel, heavy oil and formaldehyde well contamination detected in well water supplies of up to 40 homes, landlord Josh Victor, joined by several residents of the neighborhood around the north end of 18th Avenue, is asking the city to connect the area to city water as soon as possible.

Victor addressed the City Council during its regular meeting on Aug. 14.

In connection to an investigation into soil, groundwater and sediment contamination from the operations at the former Willamette Industries mill site at 2210 Tamarack St., the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and...

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