pdxcentric

The article on Oregon Live is in error. The GASCO building is neither toxic nor a superfund site. The building is located on the uplands area of the GASCO site, which the DEQ administers not the EPA. DEQ is not requiring the building to be removed as part of the greater site’s remediation. The DEQ and many Portlanders would prefer to see the Clock Tower building left standing as a relic and as a cap against rainwater infiltration into the EPA administered Superfund site closer to the river. This type of misunderstanding of the state of the building and site are prime examples of why it was so difficult to raise funds to save the dirty but not toxic historic landmark.

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