Cleanup Sites

List of sites in the Environmental Cleanup Program with their own web pages. These pages are for certain sites that may have significant public interest.

  • Ashland Railroad Yard CleanupThe Ashland Railroad Yard is a vacant 20-acre parcel owned by Union Pacific near downtown. DEQ has approved Union Pacific Railroad’s plan to begin clean up at the site in mid-2017 to remove most of the contamination from the site and enable Union Pacific to potentially sell all, or a portion, of the property.
  • Astoria Marine Construction
  • Bradford Island at Bonneville Dam
  • Chemical Waste ManagementChemical Waste Management of the Northwest is a hazardous waste landfill near Arlington, in Gilliam County.
  • Columbia Slough Sediment Project
  • Environmental Cleanup SitesList of sites in the Environmental Cleanup Program with their own web pages. These pages are for certain sites that may have significant public interest.
  • JH BaxterThe Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) received results from eight off-site soil samples required under the October 2019 cleanup plan for J.H. Baxter’s (Baxter) wood treatment facility in Eugene. Four results, including one in the Bethel Neighborhood directly north of the facility and three stormwater ditch locations, indicated elevated levels of dioxins, a group of toxic chemicals.
  • NE Portland Scrap YardA five-alarm fire started on March 12, 2018 at a scrap yard called NW Metals in northeast Portland.
  • Northstar DevelopmentThe owner of a 150-acre property that was once home to farmland in Salem plans to transport soil that contains low levels of the insecticide dieldrin from the site to a farm outside Keizer where it will be used to fill in two abandoned quarries.
  • Portland Harbor
  • Ross Island
  • Scappoose Bay Cleanup WorkDEQ has been overseeing environmental investigations in Scappoose Bay and the lower Multnomah Channel for over 15 years. DEQ has identified significant levels of hazardous substances at three former industrial sites: the Armstrong World Industries fiberboard plant, Pope & Talbot creosote treating facility and Boise Cascade paper mill.
  • USPS Processing & Distribution CenterThe Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is overseeing the cleanup of the 13.4-acre United States Postal Service - Processing and Distribution Center, referred to as the USPS site. Work started in August 2020 with demolition of the former Vehicle Maintenance Facility, and cleanup work will start September 2020, including removal of about 2,200 tons of petroleum-contaminated soils from the north end of the site.
  • Willamette River Sediment Study