Willamette River Cleanup

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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...

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...

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...

City of Portland now accepting applications for the Portland Harbor Community Grants 2023 funding cycle!

City’s Portland Harbor Superfund Community Grants Now Open!  The City of Portland is now accepting applications for the 2023 Portland Harbor Superfund Community Grants funding cycle and the Portland Harbor Superfund Community Grants Review Committee! A total of...

Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group Meeting October 12, 2022

CAG General Meeting October 12, 2022   CAG Board Members Michael Pouncil, Chair Doug Larson Sarah Taylor   Participants: 29   This meeting is recorded.   Portland Harbor CAG YouTube page. “Subscribe here” and at the bottom of the email. Now you have...

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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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