Boat dismantling at Port of Astoria sparks concerns

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Environmentalists question Pier 3 boat yard's use for dismantling vessels.

But the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has so far signed off on the boatyard’s practices. Dave Kunz, a regional representative for DEQ, said the main focus of his agency is containment – keep the liquids, dusts and other debris from filtering into the environment. And if it happens, clean it up.

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