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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.
See story as reported in The Oregonian
"None of the cleanup alternatives outlined in the feasibility study achieve sediment contamination reductions that will result in a healthy river," the group argued in comments submitted Monday to the federal environmental agency.
The Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group has submitted comments to the EPA's National Remedy Review Board asking for a more vigorous cleanup plan for the lower Willamette River.
Our recommendations were announced at a press conference held Cathedral Park.
Below is the prepared comments made at the press conference (actual comments varied):
As Published in the Sunday Oregonian:
By Jim Robison and Jackie Calder