Proposed Hayden terminal unhealthy, analysis finds

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Port of Portland's proposed marine terminals on Hayden Island will increase toxic air pollution and reduce home property values, a draft health analysis found.

The report by Multnomah County Health Department and two local health nonprofits, was commissioned to provide more data about how marine terminals on the largely undeveloped western side of the island will affect some 2,300 residents of the eastern half.

The report also cites health benefits associated with the port proposal, including new public recreation access to the west side of Hayden Island, and hundreds of family-wage jobs likely to provide health insurance benefits.

Read more at The Portland Tribune.

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