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CAG General Meeting January 12, 2021

John Marshall presented about the transparency, accountability, and verifiability of mitigation bank credit-debit and performance standard data records for the Portland Harbor mitigation banks.
Susan Bladholm is a transportation enthusiast and is a life-long Portlander who would like to foster a greater appreciation for the value of our riverways. Susan gave us an update on the pilot program for Frog Ferry on in 2022.

Virtual CAG Meeting January 12

Please Join Our Virtual CAG Meeting. Wednesday, January 12, 2022 At 6:30 p.m. Pacific Click Here For The Zoom Link  Happy New Year everyone…2022 is here and we are starting the year off with intention to live more sustainably and in harmony with our rivers. How do we...

Advocates Want the EPA to Force Portland to Clean Up a Key Stretch of the Willamette River

Reported in Willamette Week By Nigel Jaquiss December 22, 2021 at 4:47 pm PST Environmental and community groups have asked federal regulators to crack down on the city of Portland and the state of Oregon for allegedly dragging their feet on the cleanup of a prime...

*Now Available!* EPA Portland Harbor StoryMap – An interactive & living tool

From US EPA - Thanks to the input received on EPA’s Portland Harbor Community Involvement Plan, the City of Portland and Oregon Department of State Land’s Needs Assessment for the Information Management Plan, and valuable feedback over the last year, EPA (with support...

Portland Harbor Superfund Site Alert: Blumenauer Secures Provision to Require Department of Defense to Strengthen Plans for Superfund Site Cleanups

From the Office of Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-3), 12/8/2021 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) successfully included a provision in the House-passed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to require the Department of...

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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.

CAG General Meeting January 12, 2021

John Marshall presented about the transparency, accountability, and verifiability of mitigation bank credit-debit and performance standard data records for the Portland Harbor mitigation banks.
Susan Bladholm is a transportation enthusiast and is a life-long Portlander who would like to foster a greater appreciation for the value of our riverways. Susan gave us an update on the pilot program for Frog Ferry on in 2022.

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Virtual CAG Meeting January 12

Please Join Our Virtual CAG Meeting. Wednesday, January 12, 2022 At 6:30 p.m. Pacific Click Here For The Zoom Link  Happy New Year everyone…2022 is here and we are starting the year off with intention to live more sustainably and in harmony with our rivers. How do we...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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Please Join Our Virtual CAG Meeting.

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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Virtual Portland Harbor Collaborative

*TODAY! – No RSVP Needed*Wednesday, September 8 Virtual Portland Harbor Collaborative (5-7pm Pacific) Everyone is welcome to observe the third quarterly Portland Harbor Collaborative meeting via Triangle’s Zoom link TODAY! The core meeting will occur from 5-7pm...

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