“Early this month the EPA released its draft plan to remove toxic contamination from the bottom of the Willamette River. The plan represents the culmination of 16 years of study, a federal mandate to remove toxic substances, and extensive jockeying from government agencies, polluting industries and community and environmental groups.
The plan stumbled out of the gate at 2 p.m. June 8, and critics took aim immediately.
“It’s a huge deal,” said Mary Ann Warner, of the Portland Harbor Community Coalition. “It’s just beyond me how they could actually put out this plan and think that it was OK.”