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

PCBs near OMSI may be capped for safety

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.


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.)

Portland Tribune: EPA cleanup delay leaves 'cloud' over harbor

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.

KOIN 6: Fears of Willamette waste response coming to boil

Report from KOIN 6 TV:

Portland Business Journal: Know your river: A float through Portland's toxic 10-mile stretch (Photos)

Posted at: http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/2014/05/know-your-river-a-float...

by Cathy Cheney, Staff Photographer, Portland Business Journal

In working on a story about the Portland Harbor Superfund, I was fortunate to hitch a ride down the river with one of the city's foremost river experts.

Travis Williams, who's head of the Willamette Riverkeeper group, has been following the Superfund issue for more than 14 years.

Notes for May 14, 2014 CAG Meeting

Update: Attached is the slide presentation from Tucker Jones presented at the meeting.

This meeting will include a presentation about Sturgeon in the Willamette River.

Notes by Jackie Calder, Vice-Chair

Sturgeon and the Portland Harbor Superfund

Why Discuss Sturgeon?

Recently the representatives from the EPA reminded PHCAG members that the Remedial Investigation for the Portland Harbor Superfund was still in Draft status and was being changed by the Lower Willamette Group from directives from the EPA until finalized.

April 2014 Meeting Power Point - Gasco & Siltronic Sites Source Control Overview and Status

Attached below is the slideshow that was presented by Rob Burkhart and Dana Bayuk of DEQ at the April 2014 CAG meeting.

Portland Tribune: City's message on Superfund payment muddied by expectations

Read the full story at: http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/215746-75245-citys-message-on-super...

Bureau of Environmental Services ratepayers have been paying for nearly all the city’s spending on the Superfund cleanup for 13 years. During that time, it has not been spelled out what role the sewer system played in fouling the Willamette River bottom, and whether ratepayers would get some or all of that money back.

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