Understand Portland Harbor Cleanup

NECN will host presentations in both English and Spanish to help you understand the proposed cleanup plan for the Portland Harbor and how you can have a voice in the process.  Refreshments will be provided.  Presentations will be hosted at NECN office at 4815 NE 7th Avenue.

English 
Thursday, July 14, 12-1 pm
Thursday, July 21, 6-7 pm
Tuesday, July 26, 6-7 pm
Tuesday, August 2, 6-7 pm

Spanish
Thursday, July 7, 6-7 pm
Thursday, July 28, 6-7 pm

The Portland Harbor Superfund Site spans Sauvie Island to the Broadway Bridge. It poses a risk to ecological and human health, due to contamination over the last century by pesticides, heavy metals and other toxic substances. Exposure to contaminants can occur by recreational activities, working on the docks and shore, and eating resident fish. Now is our opportunity to weigh in on the future of our river. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a plan and will be taking public comment until August 8, 2016.

You can also visit EPA’s website to read the plan, find EPA public meetings, and provide comments.

By Zena Rockowitz

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