Willamette River Cleanup

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‘Without water, we have nothing’: Native, Indigenous communities return to North Portland for water ceremony

Portland Harbor Community Coalition coordinated hosting a water ceremony at Cathedral Park.  Read about it and enjoy the photos on Oregonlive.com. Water ceremony at Cathedral Park by Portland Harbor Community Coalition 2023 - oregonlive.com 'Without water, we have...

Portland Harbor CAG July 12, 2023 Meeting Notes

PHCAG River Mile 11 East Preferred Alternatives Report (PAR), River Workshop#6, EPA Test Sampling July 12, 2023     CAG Board Members Michael Pouncil, Chair Doug Larson Sarah Taylor Casimera Tadewaldt Melissa Berry   Also in Attendance: Anna Hamilton, Triangle...

Letter: Oregon’s fuel on risky riverbanks

Published in The Oregonian, Letters to the Editor, 5/31/2023      Oregonians rely on fuel terminals —with gasoline, diesel and jet fuel — situated on unstable ground along the lower Willamette River banks.     Massive spills over 100 million gallons would not only...

River School

Join us & others in our community to learn more about the magnificent river that runs through our city, — the geology, history and wildlife — the past, the current harm and the HOPE for the future!! Thursdays, June 8th to July 22nd/ 5:30 to 7:30pmPotluck Happy...

Invitation for public comment on BES sale of industrial property and boat ramp at Swan Island

BES recently posted a public notice regarding the sale of an industrial property and adjacent boat ramp at Swan Island. Portlanders have an opportunity to provide their comments during a 60 day public comment period that concludes July 9, 2023. Need more time?...

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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 CAG Meeting November 9, 2022

CAG General Meeting November 9, 2022     CAG Board Members Michael Pouncil, Chair Doug Larson Sarah Taylor   Participants: 17   This meeting is recorded. Portland Harbor CAG YouTube page. “Subscribe here” and at the bottom of the page. Sarah Taylor: Land...

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Portland Harbor Collaborative Update

The September 14 Portland Harbor Collaborative Group meeting summary is now available. You may also view the September 14 meeting recording, as well as past recordings on Triangle’s Collaborative Group YouTube channel. Please save the date for the next quarterly...

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Meeting November 9 and Check out the New EJ Screening Tool

Please Join OurPortland Harbor CAG Meeting.Wednesday, November 9, 2022 At 6:30 p.m.  The Meeting Will BeginAt 6:30 p.m. Pacific Click Here For The Zoom Link    Hello Everyone,Please join us for our Portland Harbor CAG meeting using the zoom link above. This...

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Willamette Cove Environmental Field Day

Willamette Cove Environmental Field Day

This free event is a great opportunity for community members and their families to learn about the science behind environmental cleanups and get the latest updates on the planning for the clean-up of Willamette Cove. The event will feature exploration stations,...

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