The U.S. Moorings site is located within the Portland Harbor Superfund Site on the south bank of the Willamette River at approximately 6.2 miles upstream from the Columbia River. Historical activities such as fuel storage, sandblasting and other boat maintenance activities at U.S. Moorings may have resulted in contaminants such as metals, solvents, petroleum by-products and hydro-carbons being released to soil, groundwater and the harbor.
In October 2007, EPA issued an Order to the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to provide a framework for the ongoing environmental investigation at the U.S. Moorings facility located within the Portland Harbor Superfund Site. This Order assures EPA that the upcoming investigation and cleanup work at U. S. Moorings is consistent with the harbor-wide analysis underway at the Portland Harbor Superfund Site.
Field sampling at the site should be completed by the winter of 2008, which will enable the resulting data to be used for the Portland Harbor Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study, currently planned for completion in 2009.
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