USA: Port of Portland Plans to Dredge Willamette River

Port of Portland Plans to Dredge Willamette River.

According to The Portland Tribune (Pamplin Media Group), the Port of Portland plans to dredge 10,000 to 40,000 cubic yards of Willamette River sediment near its T-2 terminal.

The port describes the dredging as routine maintenance necessary to assure safe navigation of the river. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has reviewed data about the sediments to ensure that contaminants are below levels of concern for people and animals, based on current and future uses of the site.

The Department of Environmental Quality is holding a public information session about its findings at 6.30pm, Thursday, May 24, in the Town Meeting Room at Oxford Suites in Jantzen Beach, 12226 N. Jantzen Drive in Portland.

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Dredging Today Staff, May 14, 2012; Image: portofportland

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