"The City's CSO control agreement with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality required filing a report 12 months after CSO construction ended to show that the CSO control system works [which includes the "Big Pipe"]. Environmental Services submitted a final CSO compliance report to the DEQ last month.The final ASFO milestone for controlling outfalls was completed as of December 1, 2011.
"The Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group is looking for more community members to submit ideas about cleaning up the Portland Harbor Superfund site. The 13-person advisory board includes residents of St. Johns, Linnton and Sauvie Island. But the group says it will need more resident feedback as the EPA decides this year how to clean up the Willamette River."
See this article by Casey Parks in The Oregonian:
by Scott Learn in The Oregonian - http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2012/10/arkema_one_of_po...
"It's been a long time coming, but work is finally under way to contain pollution from one of Portland harbor's dirtiest sites, the former home of a DDT and rocket-fuel maker that's loaded with the full suite of harbor toxics."
by Scott Learn in The Oregonian - http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2012/10/industry-funded_...
"About 7,800 people eat contaminated resident fish such as bass and catfish caught in polluted Portland Harbor each year, a new study paid for by three harbor industries estimates.
And roughly 4,800 consume the fish at or above levels recommended by state health officials, said David Sunding,co-author of The Brattle Group study."
8/1/12 - Today the Oregon Health Authority's Environmental Health Assessment Program (EHAP) released a health consultation for Willamette Cove's East Parcel beach.