Friday, April 24, 2009

Georgia Pacific West Upland Cleanup

Breaking news: The Georgia Pacific West site and a notice of the Agreed Order negotiations for remediation and cleanup will be in the next issue of the Department of Ecology Site Register. The document will be available for public review in June.

Ecology acknowledged in an e-mail that the former G.P. site has not been fully investigated nor remediated.

On April 13 and again on April 20, 2009, the Mayor told council and members of the public that it was urgent for the council to adopt the Framework Plan in order to ensure that state and federal funding for the partnership between the Port and City remains intact.

But a call to the Governor's office reveals that funding to move the railroad tracks on the waterfront was not restored by Mayor Pike, as allegedly claimed earlier in the month, nor is the railroad project currently included in the state Budget.

Nor is there any confirmation that Washington's federal delegation has made any financial commitments to the City or Port.

Why the urgency?

What's going on?

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