Environmentalists Challenge EPA Plan To Ease Cleanup At Portland Site

January 30, 2019
Environmentalists are opposing EPA's plan to ease strict sediment cleanup levels at the high-profile Portland Harbor Superfund site in Portland, OR, charging the agency lacks the scientific basis to extrapolate eased risk values from a recent risk review for the chemical benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) to other chemicals in the same class at the site. "EPA cannot unravel the Portland Harbor [record of decision (ROD)] through the backdoor based on a risk assessment on a single chemical," Earthjustice writes in Dec. 21...

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