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EPA to Hold Four(4) Public Information Sessions for Portland Harbor Draft Feasibility Study

Release Date: 04/04/2012
Contact Information: Mark MacIntyre, EPA/Seattle - 206-553-7302(desk) 206-369-7999(cell) macintyre.mark@epa.gov

(Portland, OR) - The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now reviewing the draft Feasibility Study for the Portland Harbor Superfund Site. The Feasibility Study is the mechanism for the development, screening, and detailed evaluation of different cleanup plans and methods. It is also now available for review by the public at the Multnomah County Central Library, 801 SW 10th Ave., or from the EPA website at www.epa.gov/region10/portlandharbor.

Under the direction of EPA, a group of potentially responsible parties known as the Lower Willamette Group (LWG) prepared the feasibility study. The study compares options to clean up Portland Harbor. These options will help manage contaminated soil and river sediment.

EPA will hold four public information sessions to provide an overview of the draft feasibility study. These sessions will include:

  • Information about cleanup alternatives
  • Site background information
  • Discussion of effect on the community
  • Next steps for making clean up decisions
  • Opportunities for public involvement

In addition, open houses are scheduled before each session. During these open houses, you can speak with representatives from EPA, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, LWG, Tribal governments, Natural Resource Trustees and the Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group.

Wednesday April 11
Open House: 5:30-6 pm
Information Session: 6 -8 pm
St John’s Community Center
8427 N Central St.
Portland
Thursday April 12
Open House: 12:30-1 pm
Information Session: 1 -3 pm
Portland Building Auditorium, 2th Floor
1120 SW 5
th Ave.
Portland
Wednesday April 18
Open House: 5:30-6 pm
Information Session: 6 -8 pm
June Key Delta Community Center
5940 N Albina
Portland
Thursday May 10
Open House: 5:30-6 pm
Information Session: 6 -8 pm
Ecotrust Building—Billy Frank Jr. Conf. Room
721 NW 9
th Ave.
Portland