Oregonian Article About Confined Disposal Facilities (CDF)

The Oregonian's Scott Learn released an article about issues surrounding the placement of confined disposal facilities (CDFs) at Terminal 4, Swan Island, and Arkema after attending last month's CAG meeting on the subject.  The article reflects many of the issues that the CAG, EPA, and LWG have been dealing with over the last few years.

CAG Event Day 2011- Pictures and Thanks

Thanks to all who participated, volunteered, and attended the event.  We estimated that around 200 people showed up throughout the day.  Check the "Image galleries" section of the website to see pictures taken by Robin Plance, Vice-Chair of the CAG.

CAG Field Day: Saturday, July 9th, 2011 (Cathedral Park)

Come Join the CAG on Saturday, July 9th, 2011 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. at Cathedral Park under the St. John's Bridge for a day of family fun and information related to the Superfund site.

May 11, 2011 CAG Meeting

Join the CAG on May 11th to discuss the upcoming release of LWG's Revised Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA) as well as other topics to be determined.  Please come and ask any questions you may have about the cleanup process.  The meeting will be held 6 PM to 8 PM at the BES Water Lab: 6543 North Burlington, under the St. Johns Bridge. 

LWG to Release Series of Documents in Upcoming Months

At the April 13, 2011 CAG meeting, LWG representative, Jim McKenna, laid out a schedule for release of pertinent CERCLA dcouments within the next few months. 
On May 2, submitted its revised Final Human Health Risk Assessment to EPA for review.  For links to earlier versions as well as comments and responses, click here.  Check for updates on upcoming presentations on this topic.

Public Comment Period on DEQ's Mar-Com South Parcel No Further Action Determination

After removal actions at the upland site over the past several years, DEQ has announced that the Former Mar-Com South Parcel site will require no further action.  The Public Comment period ends April 30th. 
You may be able to obtain more information about this site by contacting Mike Romero via email at romero.mike@deq.state.or.us. If this does not work, you may contact Gil Wistar at (503) 229-5512, or via email at wistar.gil@deq.state.or.us.

April 13, 2011 CAG Meeting

Join the CAG as we listen to a presentation by the Lower Willamette Group (LWG) on Disposal Siting Options and how other technologies are evaluated in the Feasibility Study process.  Please come and ask any questions you may have from 6 PM to 8 PM at the BES Water Lab: 6543 North Burlington, under the St.

Update: Feasibility Study Extended Until March 2012

EPA has granted another extension for the submittal of the Feasibility Study (FS) to Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs).  The document is now due on March 30, 2012.  The deadline was previously slated for June, 2011, and then again for November, 15 2011, however, both deadlines were extended to incorporate more information into the FS.  This time around, EPA decided to extend the deadline to allow LWG to incorporate a broader range of alternatives and Remedial Action Levels (RAOs) into the FS so that the document would serve

Portland Harbor Superfund Tour

August 11 - The Portland Harbor Community Advisory group, joined by other community members and technical experts from state and federal agencies, toured the Portland Harbor.  We visited sites from the mouth of Multnomah Channel to Gunderson.  CAG Member Bill Egan served as our tour guide much of the way, with technical information provided by the Lower Willamette Group, EPA and DEQ.
Read the report by Dennis Newman of NaturalOregon.org who joined us.

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