Portland Harbor Cleanup
February 10, 2016
We believe that Superfund is the most significant environmental, public health, regulatory, and jobs issue facing our city.
Yesterday morning, Council hosted EPA leadership at a work session about the Portland Harbor Superfund site. The Superfund process is moving toward significant milestones this year, including the release of a proposed cleanup plan this spring.
At the Council work session, EPA Program Manager Cami Grandinetti updated the Council on where we are in the process to get to a final cleanup plan and how EPA plans to seek feedback from our community. We are grateful to Cami for taking time to bring the Council up to speed and answer their questions about this important issue.
The Portland Harbor is a vital part of Portland’s history, culture, and local economy. It’s used for industry, recreation, fishing, shipping and navigation, tribal ceremonial practices, wildlife habitat, and is a migratory corridor for salmon.
The EPA is hosting Community Information Sessions for Portlanders to learn about the clean-up planning process. Visit the Bureau of Environmental Services’ website to learn more.