Environmental groups sue over Portland tear gas use

  • FILE - In this July 28, 2020, file photo, federal officers deploy tear gas and crowd control munitions at demonstrators during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse in Portland, Ore. Night after night in Portland, tear gas and other crowd control devices enveloped protesters and bystanders in aerosolized compounds that then settled on the ground and wound up washed into storm drains. Test samples from those storm drains have turned up heavy metals and chemicals at much higher levels than samples collected from control sites elsewhere. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Night after night in Portland, tear gas and other crowd control devices have enveloped protesters and bystanders in airborne chemicals that settle on the ground, later to be washed into storm drains.

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