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The Environmental Protection Agency released a letter July 2012 threatening to fine the Lower Willamette Group for using "incorrect or misleading information" in a report on the risk people face by eating contaminated Willamette River fish from the Willamette River Superfund Site.

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April 16, 2013: The Lower Willamette Group got hit with a $125,500 fine this week by the EPA for downplaying the risks of toxic contamination to people in the Portland Harbor Superfund Site. The group, which includes 14 Superfund Responsible Parties, produced a legally required "Human Health Risk Assessment" that the EPA determined was of "unacceptable quality." Learn more.

April 8, 2013: Some good news on Portland Harbor! The City and five Superfund property owners have agreed to move forward preliminary design work on River Mile 11 (located just south of the Fremont Bridge), which is one of the most contaminated stretches of the Superfund area. This will allow things to move quickly once the Superfund final record of decision is released in the next couple of years. Learn more.

Oct. 8, 2012: Audubon Comments on Superfund Natural Resource Damage Assessment DEIS.

July 2012: The Environmental Protection Agency released a letter July 2012 threatening to fine the Lower Willamette Group for using "incorrect or misleading information" in a report on the risk people face by eating contaminated Willamette River fish from the Willamette River Superfund Site. Read the letter.

July 27, 2012: Portland Audubon conservation director Bob Sallinger and Willamette Riverkeeper executive director Travis Williams wrote a guest column in The Oregonian, "Willamette Superfund site cleanup would benefit all who love the river." Read the column.

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