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Portland Harbor Community Café

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Occupy St. Johns worked with staff from the EPA to create a community discussion about the Portland Harbor Superfund Cleanup, and what people hope to see as a result of the cleanup.
Discussion was illustrated as the meeting progressed, to gather comments and turn the discussion into a visual representation.

February CAG Meeting

The February 2015 CAG meeting included a presentation from EPA about Monitored Natural Recovery, including some discussion of effectiveness and appropriateness to conditions in the Portland Harbor. Attached here is the display portion of the presentation.

Attached is also the DEQ Zidell presentation that Scott Manzano gave at the February 2015 meeting.

Heavy rain causes sewer overflow to the Willamette River

Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Advisory

From Portland Bureau of Environmental Services:

January 17, 2015 (updated 1/18/15 8:00 a.m.)
Heavy rain causes sewer overflow to the Willamette River

Heavy rain on Saturday, January 17, 2015 caused Portland’s combined sewer system to overflow to the Willamette River. The public should avoid contact with the river from the Sellwood Bridge downstream to the Willamette’s confluence with the Columbia River near Kelley Point Park.

Schnitzer Steel Sustainability Report

Schnitzer Steel has published their Sustainability Report for 2014. Read the report at http://www.schnitzersteel.com/sustainability_report.aspx

While the report highlights efforts by the company world wide to reduce negative impacts on the environment, and emphasizes the value of recycling metal as an important factor in sustainability, it does not include any particular details about the facility on the Willamette River.

Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Advisory

From Portland Bureau of Environmental Services:

CSO Advisory

October 22, 2014
For immediate release
For more information contact Linc Mann, 503-823-5328
Heavy rain causes sewer overflow to the Willamette River

Today’s rainstorm caused Portland’s combined sewer system to overflow to the Willamette River. The public should avoid contact with Willamette River water from just south of the Sellwood Bridge downstream to the Willamette’s confluence with the Columbia River near Kelley Point Park for 48 hours after the combined sewer overflow (CSO) event ends.

The Willamette Speaks Storytelling

The Willamette Speaks Storytelling-November 16, Sunday-4 to 6pm-Linnton Community Center, 10614 N. St. Helens Rd. (Hwy. 30) Refreshments provided

Willamette Week: Portland's Siltronic Corp. Ranks at the Top for Oregon Toxic Releases into Waterways

As reported by Willamette Week:

A new report on the dumping of toxic wastes into American rivers names the two biggest dischargers into Oregon waters, Portland’s Siltronic Corp. and the Georgia-Pacific mill in Toledo.

Heavy rain causes sewer overflow to the Willamette River

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
CSO Advisory

Presentations for June 11 CAG meeting

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.)

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