Corvallis, Oregon - Archive
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Western Ecology Division Laboratory
This page houses older environmental information about EPA's Western Ecology Division
Laboratory and Willamette Research Station
in Corvallis, Oregon. View the current facility page for these facilities.
- In August 2004, EPA developed water management plans for the Western Ecology Division Laboratory (PDF) (17 pp, 1.0MB, About PDF) and the Willamette Research Station (PDF) (14 pp, 999K, About PDF).
- The Western Ecology Division Laboratory achieved significant water savings by replacing a computer room air conditioning unit cooled by a continuous flow of water with a unit that uses recirculated chilled glycol for cooling. By eliminating the need for single-pass cooling water, the laboratory is saving more than 3 million gallons of water per year.
- By installing control valves on its autoclaves, which allow water to flow only when autoclaves are operated, the Western Ecology Division Laboratory saves approximately 1.5 million gallons of water and between $6,000 to $9,000 annually.
- All of the facility's chlorofluorocarbons were replaced by 1998.