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U.S. EPA and Oregon DEQ host Portland Harbor Superfund Site Public Forum

09/10/2018
Contact Information: 
Suzanne Skadowski (skadowski.suzanne@epa.gov )
206-553-2160

PORTLAND -- On Wednesday, September 12, EPA, with support from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group, will host a Portland Harbor Public Forum and Open House to share information and answer questions about current and upcoming cleanup activities at the Portland Harbor Superfund site. 

What:                  Portland Harbor Public Forum and Open House

When:                 September 12, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Where:                Ecotrust Facility - Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center  

                               Room: Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center, 2nd Floor

                               721 NW 9th Ave, Portland, Oregon

Background

The Portland Harbor Public Forum is an opportunity for community members to meet with EPA and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to understand and review information and updates about the Superfund site. Potentially Responsible Parties will also be present to share updates and answer questions.

The Portland Harbor Superfund Site spans about 10 miles of the Lower Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. EPA released a final cleanup plan in January 2017 to address contamination in the sediment (“mud” at the bottom of the river) that poses an unacceptable risk to human health and the environment.

More information on the forum and the Portland Harbor Superfund cleanup: www.epa.gov/superfund/portland-harbor

Superfund Task Force. In May 2017 EPA established a task force to restore the Superfund program to its rightful place at the center of the Agency's core mission to protect health and the environment. epa.gov/superfund/superfund-task-force.