Feds authorize Astoria cleanup

Feds authorize Astoria cleanup

Oregon state environmental regulators will investigate contaminated soil and water at the Astoria Marine Construction Company.

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality officials signed an agreement with their counterparts at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week to allow the state agency to oversee the clean-up project.

Astoria Marine Construction has been refurbishing ships since 1926. As a result, federal EPA investigators say the soil, groundwater and sediments near the Lewis and Clark River and Jeffers Slough are contaminated with petroleum, heavy metals, polyaromatic hydrocarbons and organotins.

Read more at The Daily Journal of Commerce.

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