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BOARDMAN — Boardman-area residents pressed state department leaders during a public meeting Thursday night, April 18, about ongoing nitrate pollution in residential wells in Umatilla and Morrow counties.

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Director Leah Feldon, Oregon Department of Agriculture Director Lisa Charpilloz Hanson and Oregon Water Resources Department Acting Airector Doug Woodcock sought to address almost 100 community members’ frustrations about groundwater contamination in the Lower Umatilla Basin Groundwater Management Area.

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