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EPA to explain its Superfund cleanup plan

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Agency holds four community meetings, including a virtual one online, to answer questions about $1 billion proposal

Want to learn more about the proposed $1 billion cleanup plan for the Portland Harbor Superfund site?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will host four community meetings — including a virtual one online — to explain its plan to remove toxic sediment from a 10-mile stretch of the Willamette River, and teo answer questions. The EPA released its plan, called its Record of Decision, in January.

The community meetings are:

• Tuesday, March 7, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Portland Building, Room B on second floor, 1120 S.W. Fifth Ave. in downtown Portland. There will be an open house from 11:30 a.m. to noon, an EPA presentation from noon to 12:30 p.m., followed by an hour-long Q&A session.

• Wednesday, March 8, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group meeting, at the Bureau of Environmental Services Water Pollution Control Lab, 6543 N. Burlington Ave., Portland. Seating space is limited.

• Thursday, March 9, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Leaven Community Center, 5431 N.E. 20th Ave., Portland. Open house 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., EPA presentation 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Q&A from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

• Tuesday, March 14, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., online webinar. Register in advance at bit.ly/2kO6khc

For more information or to arrange for Spanish-language translation or other special accomodations, contact Laura Knudsen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 206-553-1838.

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