EPA Braces For Potential Litigation Over Massive Portland Harbor Cleanup

March 11, 2019
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler recently gave Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) assurances that the agency plans to press ahead on the $1 billion cleanup of the high-profile Portland Harbor Superfund site but cautioned it could face challenges after EPA recently weakened the cleanup plan to account for eased risk values for a chemical contaminant there. Such a challenge would likely be procedural, given the Superfund law's section 113(h) generally bars parties from challenging a cleanup plan until after it has...

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