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CAG General Meeting November 10, 2021

CAG Board Members Michael Pouncil, Chair Doug Larson Sarah Taylor John Marshall   Scott Burr, Tech Advisor Caleb Shaffer, EPA Superfund Project Manager   Number of Participants: 32 This meeting is recorded.   Portland Harbor CAG YouTube page. “Subscribe...

Portland Harbor Community Coalition Launches new website

The Portland Harbor Community Coalition (PHCC) has launched a new website, https://www.phccoalition.org/, and has announced the recruitment for Board members to make up the new board as PHCC transitions into becoming a 501(c)3 Educaitonal Non-Profit.

By Cassandra Profita (OPB) Oct. 19, 2021 5 a.m. Read the full article at OPB: https://www.opb.org/article/2021/10/19/portland-willamette-river-gets-cleaner-also-gets-overcrowded/ Michael Pouncil paddles along a stretch of the Willamette River inside the Portland...

CAG General Meeting October 13, 2021

Marj Hogan – Willamette River Advocacy Group
Sarah Pearlman – Braided River Campaign

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Click Here For The Zoom Link   Hello everyone,  Fall is here once again and the welcomed rain has been a relief for so many in the PNW, especially our neighbors in Eastern Washington, Southern Oregon and Northern California. As we search and advocate to find solutions...

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About the Portland Harbor Cleanup Site

The Portland Harbor Site spans 10 miles of the Lower Willamette River. The river sediments, surface water, and the fish that reside in the harbor have high levels of PCBs, PAHs, dioxins/furans, DDT and other pesticides which present an unacceptable risk to people’s health, especially subsistence and tribal fishers, and to the environment.

Under EPA cleanup plan, contaminated sediments at the site will be addressed through dredging, capping, enhanced natural recovery, and monitored natural recovery. Approximately 394 acres of sediment, out of 2,190 total acres in the site, will be actively remediated with dredging and capping, including removal of over three million cubic yards of contaminated sediments. Approximately 1,774 acres of the site with lower contaminant levels are expected to recover naturally over time.

Active cleanup construction work is expected to take about 13 years and cost $1 billion. Following the active cleanup construction phase, EPA expects a 100-fold reduction in contamination-related cancer and other serious risks. The river’s natural recovery process will further reduce these risks.

Portland Harbor community grants info sessions!

A quick reminder about this week’s Portland Harbor Program community grants opportunity information sessions. Each session will cover grant program goals, eligible activities, selection criteria, and how to apply. There will also be ample time to ask questions. These...

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Frog Ferry statement of support from PHCAG

The Frog Ferry is an opportunity to put the sparkle back in Portland's tarnished national image. The Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group hosted a well attended presentation by advocates at their April meeting, now available on YouTube in its entirety. The highly...

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CAG General Meeting April 14, 2021

We have a “New” Portland Harbor CAG YouTube page. “Subscribe here” and at the bottom of the email. Now you have access to our monthly virtual meetings, forums, and presentations. CAG Board Members Michael Pouncil, Chair Doug Larson Sarah Taylor   Scott Burr, Tech...

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March 8 Issue of Willamette River Insider

Initial sampling work at the Cathedral Park Project Area.. City of Portland to Devote Portion of $550 Million PCB Contamination Settlement to Environmental Equity Portland Harbor CAG’s Jan/Feb. Meetings Presentation Synopsis Pollinators and Local Industry House Bill...

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From US EPA: EPA is convening a Cathedral Park Project Area Working Group for EPA’s initial sampling work. Please read below for more information! Working Group Purpose: Discuss community education and engagement opportunities for EPA’s initial sampling work at the...

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