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Remediation System Evaluation, McCormick and Baxter Superfund SiteRemediation System Evaluation, McCormick and Baxter Superfund Site

The McCormick and Baxter Creosoting Company, Portland Plant, Superfund Site is located adjacent to the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon and addresses contamination of soil, groundwater, and river sediments stemming from creosoting operations between 1944 and October 1991. The site lies between a bluff and the river and consists of 43 acres of land and over 15 acres of river sediments. The site is bordered by industrial properties along the river and by a residential areas on the bluff. A Burlington Northern Railroad spur crosses the western portion of the property, and a Union Pacific Railroad crosses the northeastern portion of the site below the bluff. The site consists of three operable units for addressing contamination: one each for soil, groundwater, and river sediments.

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