Inbox: Conflict Over Harbor Cleanup

Letters to the Editor
There really is no conflict of interest with Jackie Dingfelder on the issue of the Superfund cleanup [“No Safe Harbor,” WW, Dec. 4, 2013]. Working on Superfund issues involves a lot of connect   More
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Hales Calls on City Hall to "Bring Our Fish Back"

Mayor makes ambitous environmental and river promises in UN speech


Mayor Charlie Hales made bold pledges in a speech to delegates from the United Nations Environment Programme this morning—promising that Portland city government will reduce its carbon emissions by half in 17 years, and make bicycles the preferred mode of transportation for all trips under three miles in 10 years. Hales also made it clear that cleaning up the toxic Willamette River will be his office's ...   More
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 AARON MESH

Portland Harbor Companies Ask EPA to Drop $125,500 Superfund Fine


Companies expected to pay for a Superfund cleanup of the Portland Harbor met this morning in Portland with an all-star summit—four members of Oregon's U.S. Congressional delegation, Mayor Charlie Hales and staff from the Environmental Protection Agency—to hammer out a deal for cleaning Willamette River sediment.But those companies are bridling at a $125,500 fine the EPA issued last month over their ...   More
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 AARON MESH

Five Filthy Facts from the $96 Million Portland Harbor Cleanup Study

It could cost $1.7 billion and take 28 years, but probably won't.


As promised in our cover story this week, this morning a coalition of businesses that could be on the hook for  a Portland Harbor cleanup released its study of possible cleanups in the Willamette River. The Lower Willamette Group's feasibility study took more than 10 years and cost $96 million—including more than $24 million from the city. It outlines seven options for a harbor cleanup (with ...   More
Friday, March 30, 2012 by Aaron Mesh

What the Muck?

The Portland Harbor is a toxic embarrassment. And there’s plenty of blame to go around.

Cover Story
In any good monster movie, the initial terror comes from knowing there’s something awful out there—even though you don’t get a good look at it.  It lurks in the shadows or just bene   More
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 AARON MESH


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