Oregon’s Congressional Push To Get EPA To Clean Up Polluted Portland Harbor

A partial aerial view of the cleaned up McCormick and Baxter site along the Willamette River. Oregon’s six Democrats and its sole Republican in Congress sent a letter Monday urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to move forward with cleanup plans for the Portland Harbor polluted Superfund site. In their letter, they reminded the agency that hundreds of millions of dollars have already been invested in the plans to clean…

Oregon authorities accuse EPA of delaying, weakening Portland Harbor cleanup plan

A map of the Willamette River showing the Portland Harbor Superfund Site. (Map courtesy Environmental Protection Agency).{ } PORTLAND, Ore. — Gov. Kate Brown, the city of Portland and environmental groups are urging the Trump administration not to delay a major cleanup operation at Portland Harbor. The 10-mile stretch of the Willamette River is a Superfund cleanup site contaminated with many hazardous substances. It was placed on the Environmental Protection Agency’s…