Friday, April 1, 2011

Clean Up Of Ross Island Nears Completion

Good news - no foolin'!


Since the 1920s, Ross Island provided sand and gravel for many of the highways and tall buildings in Portland. It began importing material in the 1980s, and some of that was dredge spoils from the Port of Portland that DEQ says was contaminated by zinc, arsenic, PCBs and other materials.
Image: Picasa, April 4, 2009
 From OPB News:

The clean-up of contaminated sand and gravel at Ross Island is finished -- according to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.

Spokeswoman Jennifer Sutter says the agency is asking for public input before issuing final approval. But she says, the company responsible for the area -- Ross Island Sand and Gravel -- is still required to make it more natural.
Read the rest of the story about the restoration efforts at OPB News.

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