Cleanup starts on highly polluted Portland site

Cleanup starts on highly polluted Portland site

Work is set to begin this week on one of Portland's worst cleanup jobs, at a former chemical plant that produced DDT and rocket fuel.

The work -- including a $9.8 million, 1,800-foot-long wall designed to contain contaminated groundwater from the Arkema site -- is crucial to federal Superfund cleanup of the harbor, first listed as a Superfund site in 2000. 
Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality originally hoped the work would start in spring 2010. But figuring out details, including a new stormwater collection and treatment system, delayed the launch, said Matt McClincy, a DEQ project manager.

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