EPA targeting Portland Superfund site for 'immediate, intense' attention
The Environmental Protection Agency says its targeting the Portland Harbor Superfund Site in the Willamette River for immediate attention.
The EPA announced Friday that the Portland Harbor Superfund Site is one of 21 sites it plans to target across the country. In a statement, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says he's asking Superfund Task Force staff to immediately develop plans for cleanup at the sites, though environmentalists say they want more information about what the cleanup process will look like.
"It would be a good thing to get this cleanup moving as quickly as possible and bring this harbor back to health," said Bob Sallinger, conservation director with the Audubon Society of Portland. "But that cannot mean cutting corners and letting polluters off the hook and lowering the cleanup standard."
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