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Portland’s Finally Going to Talk to Disadvantaged Folks About Their Filthy River

Portland Mercury, April 13th, 2016

“I’m pushing the city to do more innovative, creative solutions as opposed to the bare minimum, which is what they’ve been doing,” says Edward Hill, executive director of Groundwork Portland, which looks out for the interests of minorities and low-income Portlanders on environmental issues like the Superfund site.”

“The group has the city convinced. Michael Jordan, director of the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, agreed on Monday to spend city Superfund dollars on a last-minute outreach push, aimed at the groups the PHCC represents. Jordan tells the Mercury that plan’s still in the works. So is the dollar figure, though he said $50,000 isn’t out of the question (the city spends millions a year dealing with the harbor).”

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