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By WRI Staff -
March 10, 2017

A Meyer-funded coalition of people and groups united in pursuit of a strong, equitable cleanup of the Willamette River Superfund site scored a key victory this winter, when federal officials nearly doubled the amount of carcinogen-tainted sediment they plan to remove from the river bottom.

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By WRI Staff -
December 04, 2015
If the Willamette had ears, they’d be buzzing. It’s been a big few weeks for one of our region's most iconic rivers. In case you’ve missed any of the excitement, here’s a recap of recent Willamette River news.
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By WRI Staff -
December 02, 2015
Today, WRI releases the first ever Willamette River Report Card. The Willamette’s overall grade - the grade that rolls up the 15 variables analyzed by the experts - came in at a B-. That’s good news for the river. But there are important problems we still need to solve in order to raise the grade.