Portland Harbor
Site Overview
The Portland Harbor area along the lower Willamette River was named a superfund site by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2000.
Image Credit - NOAA
Fall Chinook Salmon Adults
Damage Assessment
The Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) process aims to identify damages to natural resources in Portland Harbor over time.
Image Credit - Ryan Hagerty, USFWS
Restoration Site
Restoration
The Trustee Council is working to restore injured natural resources and address the public's lost use of these resources.
Image Credit - Lauren Senkyr, NOAA
Portland Harbor
Cooperative Process
The Trustee Council is conducting a cooperative NRDA process with a group of potentially responsible parties in the Superfund site area.
Image Credit - Ken King, USFWS
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Portland Harbor
Site Overview
The Portland Harbor area along the lower Willamette River was named a superfund site by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2000.
Image Credit - NOAA
Fall Chinook Salmon Adults
Damage Assessment
The Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) process aims to identify damages to natural resources in Portland Harbor over time.
Image Credit - Ryan Hagerty, USFWS
Restoration Site
Restoration
The Trustee Council is working to restore injured natural resources and address the public's lost use of these resources.
Image Credit - Lauren Senkyr, NOAA
Portland Harbor
Cooperative Process
The Trustee Council is conducting a cooperative NRDA process with a group of potentially responsible parties in the Superfund site area.
Image Credit - Ken King, USFWS
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Natural resources at Portland Harbor, including water, fish, and wildlife are held in trust for all people. Responsibility for protecting these resources is shared among Trustees: specific federal and state agencies and tribes. When natural resources are injured by releases of hazardous substances or oil, federal laws empower the Trustees to obtain compensation and restore the injured resources and their habitats. This process is called natural resource damage assessment (NRDA). NRDA is separate from the cleanup process at the Portland Harbor Superfund Site, which is led by the EPA. The Portland Harbor Natural Resource Trustee Council website provides information on the Trustee Council, the damage assessment process, and how restoration activities are benefiting natural resources and the public.

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