Work beginning on Portland Harbor cleanup project

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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 (http://is.gd/yHGYcN) 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.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com