Restoring the River: What a New Superfund Site on the Columbia Means for Public Health and Clean Water
- WHAT: “Restoring the River: What a New Superfund Site on the Columbia Means for Public Health and Clean Water”
- WHEN: September 29, 2022, from 12 - 1:00 p.m.
- WHERE: Zoom! RSVP and we will email you a link for the webinar. Can’t make it? We’ve got you covered. RSVP and we’ll email you a recording after the webinar airs.
- COST: Free! Please invite anyone you know who cares about the Columbia River and environmental justice.
- SPEAKERS: Laura Klasner Shira, Environmental Engineer and Hydrologist with Yakama Nation; Helen Bottcher, Superfund Project Manager with EPA; and Chris Budai, Project Manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The webinar will be moderated by Kate Murphy, Community Organizer with Columbia Riverkeeper.
About the webinar
Join us for “Restoring the River: What a New Superfund Site on the Columbia Means for Public Health and Clean Water,” a thought-provoking webinar featuring experts from Yakama Nation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Fish caught upstream of Bonneville Dam near Bradford Island contain some of the highest levels of toxic pollution in the Pacific Northwest. Finally, after years of community engagement and hard work in solidarity with Yakama Nation, EPA listed Bradford Island as a Superfund site. The cleanup of this forgotten toxic waste dump now has major momentum! This listing creates the opportunity for increased Tribal government and public input, and stronger controls to reduce the threats to public health and the environment.
Cleanup is a top priority. For decades, the U.S. government’s actions resulted in toxic pollution at Bradford Island and in surrounding waters of the Columbia River.