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Study: Portland Harbor Superfund costs could reach $2B

Reported in the Portland Business Journal

A new report projects that cleanup of the Portland Harbor Superfund site could cost as much as $2.2 billion.

The report, commissioned by three of the harbor’s largest companies, also projected that as many as 9,000 workers could lose their jobs if the government-imposed clean-up lasts 10 years.

 

Willametter Riverkeeper Letter to EPA Regarding Oregon Congressional Delegation Letter to EPA

February 2, 2012

 

Administrator Lisa Jackson
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC 20460-3300

 

Re: Willamette River - Portland Harbor Superfund Cleanup Dear Administrator Jackson:

 

Portland Harbor Partnership Survey Challenge

 

On the Waterfront Series Announcement with CAG-PHP Co-Presentation on March 21

Thanks to Dave Harvey of CAG for providing information for this event.

Join the Oregon Historical Society and the CAG for an On the Waterfront Series presentation on March 21, 2012

 

River City Confidential:

The Willamette River’s Pollution Story Revealed

DEQ Downtown Willamette River Sediment Investigation Finds Pollutants Don’t Pose Recontamination Threat to Portland Harbor

News Release

For release: Feb. 1, 2012

Contacts:
Marcia Danab, Communications and Outreach, Portland, 503-229-6488
Jennifer Sutter, Cleanup Program, Portland, 503-229-6148

City Releases Willamette River Recreation Strategy

Fish Kill at Terminal 4

CDF issues aside, Terminal 4 is again in the news for a reported fish kill of approximately 300 panfish, including pumpkinseed and crappie.  The cause of death is unclear and by the time the fish were discovered no autopsies could be performed.

 

To read Scott Learn's article in the Oregonian about the incident, click here.

Oregon Department of State Lands Rulemaking Notice

DSLs proposed rulemaking will create regulations regarding the sale, lease, or use of state land for the purposes of remediation and restoration.  The rules will address issues such as how to value the land and what prices are appropriate for sale, lease, or use.  Submerged land below the mean high water mark is held in trust for the people by the state under the Public Trust Doctrine.  Therefore, the rulemaking must protect public trust uses such as fishing, navigation, recreation, and commerce.  The rules adopted must also ensure that t

PHCAG Update November by Jackie Calder

Please download the pdf attadhed below or by clicking here.

Update: Feasibility Study Deadline 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 (RALs) into the FS so that the document wou

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