The EPA notified interested parties that it will take another 3 weeks to prepare the Proposed Plan for Portland Harbor Superfund Cleanup.
"To meet legal obligations under Superfund, we must modify the timeline for delivering the Portland Harbor Superfund Site Proposed Plan. It is now clear that it will take about another three weeks to meet those requirements. As soon as we can, we will let you know the revised issue date, which we anticipate will be about three weeks later than planned.
Reported in the Portland Mercury:
"We want an aggressive cleanup that gets us toward levels that are considered safe for people and wildlife within a matter of years, rather than a matter of generations," says Bob Sallinger, conservation director for the Audubon Society of Portland. "Nobody expects every square inch of the river is going to be cleaned up, but the option they're considering is very weak."
OPB EarthFix Story by Cassandra Profita
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is planning to release its proposed Portland Harbor Superfund Site cleanup plan early next month.
The Portland City Attorney has submitted an item for Council approval to support a lawsuit against Monsanto to recover costs expended in the Superfund Cleanup of the Willamette River caused by PCBs. See http://www.portlandoregon.gov/auditor/article/568795
Authorize the City Attorney to take legal action against Monsanto Company and its
successor entities to recover public funds that have been and will be expended by the City
as a result of the manufacture and distribution of polychlorinated biphenyls PCBs
As reported in the Portland Business Journal
By James Cronin, Published March 3, 2016
The EPA expects to issue its proposal in April. The plans would mitigate pollution in about 10 miles of the Willamette River from Sauvie Island to just past the Fremont Bridge.
EPA will be releasing the Proposed Plan for cleanup of the Portland Harbor in early April. To be prepared, the Community Advisory Group asks that members of the public read up on what has gone into the Feasibility Study (see links and articles posted on this website) to learn what to expect in the Proposed Plan. You may use the form below to submit your comments to the CAG. Your comments will be compiled with others for submission to the EPA during the public comment period on the Proposed Plan.