Oregon Department of Environmental Quality will host a Community Meeting Wednesday, September 18th, 2019, 6:00-9:00PM at Lewis Elementary School (4401 SE Evergreen St). Oregon DEQ will update neighbors regarding ongoing and upcoming environmental actions at Precision Cast Parts (PCC) that relate to soil and water* clean up efforts.
On Wednesday, May 15, at around 12:40 p.m. local time, a truck carrying a Nitric and Hydrofluoric acid mixture leaked onto the ground at Precision Castparts’ facility in Milwaukie. Employees were evacuated and Clackamas Fire and Portland and Gresham HazMat teams were on scene. No injuries have been reported.
DEQ has been assessing the site. There are no issues with air quality. There was some release to Precision Castparts’ stormwater system, which discharges to Johnson Creek. Precision Castparts treated and recirculated the water with caustic to bring the pH up. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife conducted spot checks on margins and backwaters along Johnson Creek, but no dead fish were observed. DEQ instructed Precision Castparts to collect samples of the discharge water at the outfall and we expect results within a week or two.
On Thursday, May 16, a DEQ Water Quality specialist conducted a site inspection and evaluated the stormwater system at Precision Castparts. He determined there should be no environmental harm, as long as staff followed the established stormwater pollution control plan. He is waiting on an official report from Precision Castparts to understand exactly how they responded to the incident.
The release was apparently the result of a failure on a sampling port on a chamber in the tanker, but investigation into the cause is ongoing.
This update received from Daniel Newberry, Executive Director, Johnson Creek Watershed Council.
Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has agreed to extend the public comment period to April 15, 2019 on the Precision Castparts Corporation Public Health Assessment (PHA) findings. You can view an independent review by Steven G. Gilbert, PhD, DABT, Institute of Neurotoxicology & Neurological Disorders (INND) by clicking here.
Community members who need OHA publications like the Public Health Assessment (PHA) in other languages, large print, braille, or other alternative formats can make this request by contacting the Public Health Division at 971-673-0977 or 971-673-0372.
Ways to Comment:
From Oregon Health Authority:
Date & Time: November 29th, 2018 @ 6:00pm-8:30pm
Location: Lane Middle School—Library 7200 SE 60th Ave. Portland, OR 97206
Please join the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) for a community meeting on the Precision Castparts Corporation Public Health Assessment (PHA) findings. OHA recently released a PHA which found low health risks from contaminants detected near the facility. Environmental health experts will provide an overview of the findings and process and answer questions.
6:00pm-7:00pm: Open House
7:00pm-8:30pm: Presentation and Q & A Session
Can’t Attend? Other Ways To Get Involved:
- Visit www.healthoregon.org/pccpha for more information.
- Provide public comment by January 15th, 2019
- via e-mail
- via postal mail to: 800 NE Oregon St. Suite 640, Portland, OR 97232
- Hard copies of the assessment made available at Woodstock Library (6008 SE 49th Ave).
- Attend other community meetings:
- December 4th, 6:00pm: Milwaukie City Council Meeting
- December 6th, 7:00pm: Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association Public Board Meeting
We cordially invite all neighbors and business owners to join us at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center on Thursday, December 6th, 2018, 7:00-9:00PM, for our monthly meeting with special guests
Rep. Karin Power (District 41) RESCHEDULED and Oregon Health Authority presents Precision Castparts Corp. Public Health Assessment.
La Asociación de Vecinos de Brentwood-Darlington invita a todos sus vecinos y propietarios de negocios a participar en nuestras próximas reuniones, que incluyen los siguientes invitados especiales
Rep. Karin Power (District 41) REPROGRAMADO y Oregon Health Authority presenta Precision Castparts Corp. Public Health Assessment.