Gov. John Kitzhaber introduced a draft plan this week to identify and
cleanup toxic waste in the lower six miles of the Willamette River. The
plan includes both studies and cleanup and will be paid for by a coalition
of governments and the businesses responsible for the presence of pollutants.
The pollutants and the need to complete cleanup could also delay the
deepening of the lower six miles of the Willamette River channel to 43
feet as proposed by the seven lower Columbia River …