Proposed No Further Action City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services Water Pollution Control LaboratorySubmitted by CAGAdmin on Sat, 03/20/2010 - 23:22
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Proposed No Further Action
City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services
Water Pollution Control Laboratory (ECSI #2452)
City Council heard testimony on the North Reach Plan with representatives of businesses and unions asking to slow down and make changes, while environmentalists ask to adopt it now, and refine it later.
Read reports in:
The January issue of Oregon Business magazine cover story is a feature on the Portland Harbor and Superfund cleanup. Read the article online, and view a video from the Managing Editor below.
The February 10th meeting of the Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group featured a presentation by Bob Wyatt and Jim McKenna of the Lower Willamette Group outlining the process for completing the Feasibility Study. This is the next major portion of work for the superfund cleanup, and will be the final product of the Lower Willamette Group before cleanup operations get under way. Attached is the power point presentation from the meeting.
February 10th the Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group sent a letter of comment to the EPA regarding the draft Human Health Risk Assessment and Ecological Risk Assesment submitted to EPA by the Lower Willamette Group. Included with the letter is a technical review provided by Environmental Stewarship Concepts.
Near real time map of marine vessels in the Portland Harbor area.
In its initial review of the draft Baseline Ecological Risk and Human Health Risk Assessments provided by the Lower Willamette Group, the EPA has identified several deficiencies in the determination and reporting of risks.
The Environmental Law Education Center will be hosting a conference January 8th on Legal, Regulatory and Technical Issues: Portland Harbor, Remedial Investigation Report; Source Control & Other Hot Topics.
View the Agenda and registration information at http://www.elecenter.com/agenda_2010-01-08.htm.
Read the Oregonian Editorial about Portland's North Reach plan.
"The city's Willamette River plan is doomed from the start unless the city, environmentalists and industry leaders reach a clearer, deeper understanding. The frustrating thing is, everybody's right -- at least sort of right -- about the Willamette's North Reach."