No Whining

No Whining

EPA releases State of the River Report for the Columbia River Basin

EPA is releasing the on-line version of the Columbia River Basin State of the River Report for Toxics.  This report is a call to action for governments, Tribes and the public.  It is a compilation of currently available data about four widespread contaminants in the Basin and identifies the risks they pose to the environment and humans. The four contaminants are: mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and its breakdown products,  and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants.

EPA Public Comment Opportunity for Triangle Park

Public comments are invited on the proposed settlement agreement for the Triangle Park Removal Action Area within the Portland Harbor Superfund Site.  Under this agreement with EPA, Triangle Park LLC will deposit $1.2 million into a trust fund that will be used to pay for cleanup at the site.  This settlement will enable the University of Portland, which entered a Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser Agreement with EPA in 2006, to complete the purchase of the Triangle Park property.  

The History of the Willamette River

The Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group meets next week.  The topic is The History of the Willamette River .

Plan Released for Willamette North of Fremont Bridge

Plan Released for Willamette North of Fremont Bridge

The River Plan Team will hold open houses November 3 and December 3

The City of Portland's River Plan Team announces the release of a proposed plan for the North Reach of the Willamette River in Portland (from roughly the Fremont Bridge downstream to the where the Willamette meets the Columbia). The Team is also sponsoring Open Houses to acquaint the public with the draft plan's proposal.
 
1. The Draft North Reach Plan: What It Is and How to Get It
 

Fish Advisory

The Oregon Department of Human Services has an active fish advisory on the Portland Harbor, which was issued in June of 2004..
 
PCB levels

Introduction to the CAG and the Portland Harbor

The Portland Harbor is an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund Site, and will eventually be cleaned up after years of planning and sampling. The study was expected to take until 2009, however, EPA has granted extensions to the responsible parties until Nov. 15, 2011.  The Willamette River was slated to be reasonably clean by 2015 or so, but the process has taken longer than originally anticipated. We try to expedite the process, and promote a thorough cleanup.

CAG Mission Statement

Lower Willamette Group Portland Harbor website

Port of Portland Audio Cast: One River Many Voices

Sierra Club Toolkit: Envrionmental and Reproductive Toxins and Health

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