EPA rejects industry request to pare back Portland Harbor remedy

May 8, 2020
EPA Region 10 is rejecting industry parties’ formal request to pare back the cleanup remedy at the massive Portland Harbor Superfund site, though officials have recently renegotiated portions of unilateral cleanup orders requiring remedial design work at the site with two of the parties. The agency, however, declines to say at this time whether it has undertaken, or plans to take, any enforcement actions to uphold the unilateral administrative orders (UAOs), which generally allow the agency to impose treble damages...


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