Willamette River Cleanup

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Willamette River Advisory Group (WRAG) about Portland Harbor Superfund Site INFORMATION AND UPDATE Presentation. Oct. 4, 6:30 pm

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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...

Willamette River Insider

Download the The Willamette Insider newsletter here.  Please join us for the Portland Harbor Superfund SiteCollaborative Group Meeting  Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 Meeting Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. September, 8 2021 5pm-7pm pacific Please us the link below to...

June Willamette Insider Newsletter

Download the The Willamette Insider newsletter here. Please join us for the Portland Harbor Superfund Site Collaborative GroupOBSERVER (PUBLIC) AGENDA(v. 6-2-2021) Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021Meeting Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Optional sections between 4:30 – 5:00...

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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.

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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Willamette River Insider

Download the The Willamette Insider newsletter here.  Please join us for the Portland Harbor Superfund SiteCollaborative Group Meeting  Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 Meeting Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. September, 8 2021 5pm-7pm pacific Please us the link below to...

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June Willamette Insider Newsletter

Download the The Willamette Insider newsletter here. Please join us for the Portland Harbor Superfund Site Collaborative GroupOBSERVER (PUBLIC) AGENDA(v. 6-2-2021) Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021Meeting Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Optional sections between 4:30 – 5:00...

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May CAG Meeting

CAG General Meeting May 12, 2021 CAG Board Members Michael Pouncil, Chair Doug Larson Sarah Taylor   Scott Burr, Tech Advisor Caleb Shaffer, EPA Superfund Project Manager   Number of Participants: 43   Sarah Taylor Introductions. Welcome and thanks for...

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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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