Harbor Oil Superfund not contaminated enough for cleanup

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Friday, November 16, 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency proposes not cleaning up Portland's Harbor Oil property that became a federal Superfund cleanup site nine years ago.

The property, fouled by a former waste-oil recycler, hosts a familiar stew of toxic industrial chemicals, from the pesticide DDT to polychlorinated biphenyls. PCBs, a former industrial insulator and probable carcinogen, are also the main villain at the city's far larger Superfund site, Portland Harbor.

But the legacy pollution at the North Portland site isn't high enough -- and the contaminated fish in nearby Force Lake aren't numerous enough -- to warrant further work, said Christopher Cora, EPA project manager.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

{biztweet}harbor oil superfund{/biztweet}

 

More Articles

Wildcards

Guest Blog
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
China A SharesBY JASON NORRIS, CFA | OB GUEST BLOGGER

Uncertainty in Greece and China, along with potential interest rate hikes mean investors are looking at the market and nervously questioning where they should be invested.


Read more...

Fixing Oregon’s broken roads

The Latest
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
RUCCostComparison rev4-30BY KIM MOORE | RESEARCH EDITOR

The technology at the center of Oregon’s road usage fee reform.


Read more...

Urban benediction

Linda Baker
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
072215 THUMB Credit-PontificalAcademyofSciencesBY LINDA BAKER

Charlie Hales has long viewed sound urban planning as the route to salvation: social, economic and environmental. This week, the mayor's city design philosophy got the nod of approval from a bona fide spiritual authority, Pope Francis.


Read more...

Flattery with Numbers

July/August 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
BY JOE CORTRIGHT

The false promise of economic impact statements.


Read more...

Oregon needs a Grand Bargain energy plan

Linda Baker
Monday, June 22, 2015
0622-gastaxblogthumbBY LINDA BAKER

The Clean Fuels/gas tax trade off will go down in history as another disjointed, on-again off-again approach to city and state lawmaking.


Read more...

Downtime with Debra Ringold

July/August 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER

Dean of the Atkinson Graduate School of Management, Willamette University


Read more...

5 things to know about veterans in the workforce

The Latest
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
070215-vetsthumbBY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

There are more than 10 million former military members working in the United States.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS