Tell the Environmental Protection Agency and the US Army Corps that a timely and effective cleanup of the Bradford Island Superfund site is a top priority.
Dear Casey Sixkiller (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10 Administrator), and Colonel Geoff Van Epps (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers),
I urge you to engage in swift and effective negotiations of a Federal Facilities Agreement to advance the critical cleanup of the Bradford Island Superfund site, which includes surrounding waters of the Columbia River.
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. The toxic pollution threatens the health and safety of those who depend on the Columbia River and locally-caught fish.
I am calling on you to ensure an effective, timely cleanup of the Bradford Island Superfund Site, and to stand up for those who rely on a clean, safe Columbia. Please prioritize the development of the Federal Facilities Agreement with the urgency warranted for the important and achievable work of cleaning up one of the most polluted sites on the Columbia River.
Restoring the River: What a New Superfund Site on the Columbia Means for Public Health and Clean Water
For over 40 years, the U.S. government dumped toxic pollution in and along the Columbia’s shores at Bradford Island, located near Bonneville Dam.