Free discussion on the Rayonier Mill Site Cleanup tonight


Dr. Peter deFur will speak on the state of the hazardous waste  cleanup at the Rayonier mill site, Monday, June 15, 7 PM in the  Carver Meeting Room at the Port Angeles library, 2210 South Peadbody Street.

Dr.deFur is  the Technical Consultant to the Olympic Environmental
Council, the local non profit organization funded by the WA State
Department of Ecology to do public outreach and education on the
Rayonier cleanup of contamination.  Dr. deFur has served as their
consultant since 1998.

His presentation will cover where we are in the process of the
cleanup under the WA State Department of Ecology Model Toxics Control
Act,  and the contaminants of concern to public health and the
environment such as dioxins, PCBs and heavy metals relevant to Port
Angeles soils, Port Angeles Harbor sediments, and the mill site. He
will compare this site to others he consults on, such as the Duwamish
River in Seattle.

Dr. deFur  is president of Environmental Stewardship Concepts in
Richmond VA, and an Affiliate Associate Professor and Graduate
Coordinator in the Center for Environmental Studies at Virginia
Commonwealth University, where he conducts research on environmental
health and ecological risk assessment.

He has consulted on several cleanup sites around the nation.  He
served on the National Research Council Board on Environmental
Studies and Toxicology,  on the Virginia State Advisory Board to the
Air Pollution Control Board, on various federal advisory committees,
on numerous scientific reviews of EPA ecological and human health
risk assessments, and on federal advisory committees for EPA’s
Endocrine Disrupter Screening and Testing Program.

The event is free.

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