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Multnomah County

Superfund Sites

  • Harbor Oil
    EHAP evaluated the public health significance of exposure to contaminants found at the Harbor Oil Recycling Facility.
  • Portland Harbor
    The Portland Harbor Superfund site is currently considered the portion of the Willamette River that spans from the southern tip of Sauvie Island to the Fremont Bridge. It was proposed for the National Priorities List in late July 2000 and listed in December 2000. This section is the most industrialized segment of the river and also supports heavy marine traffic. EHAP has been asked by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry to evaluate the public health significance of exposure to the contaminants of concern, which include PCBs, dioxins, heavy metals, and other hazardous substances.

Hazardous Waste Sites

Supreme PerlitePortland HarborHarbor OilFormer Vermiculite NWWillamette CoveClickable image map of Superfund Sites and Hazardous Waste Sites Multnomah County, Oregon.
  • Former Vermiculite NW
    EHAP evaluated the public health significance of exposure to asbestos at this site, one of 28 major former processors nationwide of vermiculite from Libby, Montana.
  • Jantzen Beach
    Since August of 2015, residents in the Jantzen Beach area of the Columbia River have been reporting noxious odors that are negatively affecting their health. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has been working with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to determine where the odors are coming from. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) assessed the potential health risks to residents from exposure to chemicals emitted by the two oil re-refineries and wrote a “letter health consultation” (LHC) based on their findings. 
  • Supreme Perlite
    EHAP evaluated the public health significance of exposure to asbestos at this site, one of 28 major former processors nationwide of vermiculite from Libby, Montana.
  • Willamette Cove
    Willamette Cove is within the Portland Harbor Superfund site boundaries. EHAP has evaluated soil samples for the East Parcel beach, and investigated the public health significance of physical hazards at this site.