Work beginning on Portland Harbor cleanup project



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Work is beginning this week on a $10 million project to stop pollution from a former chemical plant in Portland from reaching the Willamette River.

DDT and rocket fuel were produced at the 54-acre Akema site from 1941 to 2001. It’s now part of a Superfund cleanup site on Portland Harbor.

The Oregonian reports ( the work being managed by the Department of Environmental Quality includes an underground wall to contain contaminated groundwater and a stormwater collection and treatment system.


Information from: The Oregonian,