PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Environmental Protection Agency released its plan for cleaning up the Portland Superfund site along the lower Willamette River.
The plan calls for dredging the river bottom and capping contaminated material along a few hundred acres of the 2,200 acre site.
The agency plans to do the majority of the clean-up with monitored natural recovery, which basically means letting mother nature do the repairs with some assistance from workers.
4 public meetings will be held to discuss the plan, along with a 60 day comment period.
- June 24, 2016, 11:30am-8pm, City of Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Ave.
- June 29, 2016, 11:30am-8pm, EXPO Center, 2060 N Marine Dr.
- July 11, 2016, 11:30am-8pm, University Place Conference Center, 310 SW Lincoln St.
- July 20, 2016, 11:30am-8pm, Ambridge Center, 1333 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Those who are unable to attend a meeting, comments can be submitted via mail to Harbor Comments, US EPA, 805 SW Broadway St. Suite 500, Portland, OR 97205 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A final cleanup plan will be submitted in December.