Evraz Steel ordered to remove contaminated soil along Willamette River bank

As reported by Steve Law in The Oregonian:

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality will require Evraz Oregon Steel Mills to remove contaminated soil along the Willamette River bank near its North Portland plant.

DEQ announced Evraz must dig down one to five feet below the surface to remove soil contaminated with PCBs and metals, and cover the site with river rock. Evraz also must remove contaminated soil in steeper portions of the river bank that are susceptible to erosion, and cap and stabilize the river bank using “geotextile” fabric and rock.

DEQ determined that the contamination is causing more toxicity among aquatic organisms and is bioaccumulating in fish tissue. The contaminated soil is subject to erosion into the river.

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