EPA releases Portland Harbor Superfund site cleanup plan

Today the Environmental Protection Agency released its long-awaited plan to clean up the Lower Willamette River, estimating that it would take 30 years and $746 million to complete.

If you are interested in commenting about the plan, you can contact the EPA through August 8 via emailmailto:harborcomments@epa.govletter: Attn: Harbor Comments U.S. EPA, 805 SW Broadway, Suite 500, Portland 97205; and electronic comment boxhttps://www.epa.gov/or/forms/comment-epas- proposed-cleanup-plan-portland-harbor-superfund-site.

In addition, you can attend one of the following public meetings to share your thoughts:

  • June 24, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m., City of Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Ave.
  • June 29, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m., EXPO Center, 2060 N Marine Dr.
  • July 11, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m., University Place Conference Center, 310 SW Lincoln St.
  • July 20, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Ambridge Center, 1333 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

For more information, go to http://www.opb.org/news/article/portland-harbor-superfund-cleanup-epa-proposal/ and http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2016/06/post_48.html.