Tag Archives: Environmental Cleanup

Oregon DEQ To Begin Downtown Portland River Cleanup

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality will begin the removal of contaminated soil along the Willamette River in downtown Portland on Monday. The DEQ and NW Natural will remove about 5,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment and tar-like material at the former Portland Gas Manufacturing site. The cleanup is part of the Willamette River Downtown Reach […]
Read More »

Environmental Nonprofit Plans Two Major Clean Up Series Events This Summer

Oregon environmental nonprofit SOLVE plans to hold a series of summer clean up events throughout the state, after postponing several events due to the coronavirus pandemic. Source: Environmental Nonprofit Plans Two Major Clean Up Series Events This Summer

Portland, Port Join Settlement Over PCBs Contamination

The City of Portland joins over 2,500 other government entities in reaching a proposed nationwide multi-million-dollar class settlement Wednesday with the agricultural chemical giant Monsanto. The Port of Portland and the cities of Tacoma and Spokane were among the other Northwest governments to join in proposing the $550 million settlement in a California federal court. Source: […]
Read More »

Port accepts bulk oil cleanup settlement

A $2.9 million agreement. The Port of Astoria Commission has accepted a $2.9 million settlement from oil companies to help clean up historical petroleum contamination but faces a significant shortfall to pay and monitor the success of the project. Source: Port accepts bulk oil cleanup settlement | Local News | dailyastorian.com

Cleanup permit transferred to new owners of controversial dairy

The Oregon Department of Agriculture has approved transferring the cleanup permit at the former Lost Valley Farm in Boardman, which shut down in early 2019, to new owners Easterday Farms based in Pasco, Wash. Easterday bought the property for $66.7 million last year. Source: Cleanup permit transferred to new owners of controversial dairy | Dairy […]
Read More »

Superfund, Meet Super Plants

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story directly from the source, state employees can access this New York Times story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800.  

EPA Sends Enforcement Orders For Portland Harbor Superfund Site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is ordering two companies to do their part in the Portland Harbor Superfund Site cleanup. On Thursday, the agency sent two enforcement orders to Schnitzer Steel and Evraz Inc., two companies that once had steel mills in Portland that dumped hazardous waste into the river, according to the EPA orders. Source: EPA […]
Read More »

Port nears deal on bulk oil cleanup

The Port of Astoria is nearing the settlement of a multidecade argument on how to clean up historical petroleum contamination along the central waterfront. The Port Commission will likely vote at its next meeting to accept a $2.9 million settlement with McCall Oil & Chemical Corp. and ExxonMobil. The other option is to take the […]
Read More »

Companies Challenge Portland Harbor Superfund Cleanup Plan

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was announcing eight major cleanup agreements for the Portland Harbor Superfund Site this week, four companies were filing a petition challenging the agency’s core cleanup plan. Source: Companies Challenge Portland Harbor Superfund Cleanup Plan . News | OPB

EPA Secures New Portland Harbor Superfund Cleanup Agreements

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced eight new agreements Monday with parties responsible for cleaning up the Portland Harbor Superfund Site. The agency said it now has signed cleanup agreements covering more than half of the Superfund site area that requires active cleanup on Portland’s Willamette River. Under the EPA’s cleanup plan, much of the Superfund site will be […]
Read More »