The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

By Sean C. Morgan
The New Era 

Owner seeks arsenic solution


September 5, 2018

Landlord Josh Victor says he plans to initiate the process to connect his north 18th Avenue properties to city water in response to the detection of arsenic in well water in the area.

During tests for formaldehyde and diesel fuel contamination linked to the former Willamette Industries mill site at 2210 Tamarack St., arsenic was detected in private wells to the northwest of the mill.

While testing initially found formaldehyde contamination in some wells, subsequent testing failed to detect formaldehyde above safe drinking water levels. The state Department of Environmental Quality had bee...

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