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National Remedy Review Board and Contaminated Sediments Technical Advisory Group Recommendations and EPA Region 10 ResponsesSubmitted by CAGAdmin on Mon, 01/25/2016 - 15:47
EPA Region 10 has provided their response to the recommendations of the National Remedy Review Board and Contaminated Sediments Technical Advisory Group Recommendations. These documents are available at the EPA Region 10 website http://yosemite.epa.gov/r10/cleanup.nsf/sites/ptldharbor
January/February 2016 issue of The Willamette River Insider newsletter is attached here. Read about the series of upcoming Community Forums.
The US EPA will be hosting several Portland Harbor Superfund Informational Sessions during the next few months, while the Portland Harbor CAG, and other organizations will be hosting Superfund Forums. These sessions and forums will provide opportunities for more people to learn about what is happening in the Superfund process, and learn how to provide their own input.
Check the calendar (upper left of this website) for upcoming events.
According to a report in the Portland Business Journal:
"the NRRB's final report, which was to be received and responded to by the EPA by the end of this month, has now been pushed to the end of January."
OPB's Think Out Loud provides a look at the Willamette River cleanup:
Jefferson Public Radio has posted a small article with some great photos of the McCormack & Baxter site and Willamette River.
Reported by Kelly House in The Oregonian: http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2015/11/behind_closed_do...
Federal regulators in charge of cleaning up the heavy metal and PCB-laden Portland Harbor will test out the first draft of their cleanup plan this week before a few select people.
It will be months before the public sees a version of the Environmental Protection Agency's strategy to decontaminate the Lower Willamette River, and the plan is likely to change between now and then.
As published in the Portland Tribune
October 27, 2015
by Travis Williams
Citizens must be vigilant to ensure Willamette River contaminants are removed correctly
Over many decades, a stretch of the Willamette River from the Fremont Bridge to near the Columbia River has been heavily polluted. Mixed into the river sediments over the years, contaminants such as PCBs, heavy metals, oil-based pollutants, and even the breakdown products of DDT are found in this area.