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Leaders concerned with "superfund" chance

Commissioners oppose Lake designation

DAVENPORT —The Lincoln County Commissioners and other regional government leaders are concerned about the potential of the Environmental Protection Agency naming a 150-mile stretch of Lake Roosevelt from Grand Coulee Dam to the Canadian border, known as the Upper Columbia River, as a superfund site.

This would add the Upper Columbia River to the National Priorities List due to concerns over lead contamination through areas near Canada the Commissioners were told by EPA officials in August that no lead or harmful medals have been found in Roosevelt waters bordering Lincoln County.

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