Portland Harbor cleanup group's 'Willamette Speaks' event engages public in superfund discussion
By Kelly House in The Oregonian
In her years as a member of the advisory group responsible for monitoring the Portland Harbor cleanup effort, Barbara Quinn has noticed a disconcerting pattern.
Spokespeople for the 150 parties implicated in the harbor’s contamination always attend the Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group’s meetings, but representation from members of the public is almost nonexistent.
Quinn and her fellow advisory group members want to change that. They worry that if Portland residents who want to swim, fish and boat in the lower Willamette don’t have a say in the cleanup process, very little cleanup will actually happen.