As reported in The Oregonian by James Reddick:
Portlanders are proud of their city's environmental pedigree. But under the green veneer lies a legacy of pollution that continues to have an impact throughout the city.
In an unusual bus tour Sunday afternoon, nonprofits Groundwork Portland and Know Your City called attention to "The Dirty Side of Portland," where contaminants have made certain areas dangerous to the public's health.
Here are some of the takeaways from all three stops of the tour:
Portland Harbor Superfund at Cathedral Park
You are invited to the first Willamette Speaks Storytelling event sponsored by PHCAG & Metro Central funding. We hope to reconnect citizens with the river through community members' experiences.
We will also offer updates, info and opportunities for community feedback on superfund through a PHCAG table between 6pm and 9pm.
Saturday AUG 23 - 6:30-8:30pm
BES Water Lab, 6543 N. Burlington, Portland Oregon
Native American History of the Willamette told by the Grand Ronde tribe
As reported in the Northwest Labor Press: http://nwlaborpress.org/2014/06/vigors-new-dry-dock/?utm_source=Northwes...
Willamette Week: Portland's Siltronic Corp. Ranks at the Top for Oregon Toxic Releases into WaterwaysSubmitted by JimRobison on Thu, 06/19/2014 - 16:04
This notice was posted by Portland BES, although it is not dated, it appears to have been posted on Monday June 16.
Heavy rain causes sewer overflow to the Willamette River
Reported by Steve Law in the Portland Tribune
State environmental regulators are scrutinizing a cleanup plan by Portland General Electric that proposes to cover — rather than dredge and remove — two PCB-laden sites in the Willamette River bottom next to the Hawthorne Bridge and Tilikum Crossing.
On the agenda for June 11 will be:
River geology: Kim Anderson, Geologist, OSU
Stormwater and Source control discussion:
City of Portland outfall project and Municipal Stormwater Report. Linda Scheffler, City of Portland - See presentation attached here(note, file is compressed from original PowerPoint, so some features may be lost).
Source control overview and source control summary report.
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Alex Liverman - See presentation at this link (note the file size is 20MB.)
As reported by Steve Law in the Portland Tribune:
“You want it to move forward, but you want it to be done right,” Robison says.
Two reports from the Portland Business Journal:
Report from KOIN 6 TV: