USA: EPA Reviews Portland Harbor Draft Feasibility Study
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now reviewing the draft Feasibility Study for the Portland Harbor Superfund Site. The Feasibility Study is the mechanism for the development, screening, and detailed evaluation of different cleanup plans and methods.
Under the direction of EPA, a group of potentially responsible parties known as the Lower Willamette Group (LWG) prepared the feasibility study. The study compares options to clean up Portland Harbor. These options will help manage contaminated soil and river sediment.
EPA will hold four public information sessions to provide an overview of the draft feasibility study. These sessions will include:
– Information about cleanup alternatives,
– Site background information,
– Discussion of effect on the community,
– Next steps for making clean up decisions,
– Opportunities for public involvement.
Dredging Today Staff, April 5, 2012;