Council to consider suing Monsanto over PCB pollution in Superfund area

Many of the properties to be cleaned up can be seen along the Willamette River in this view looking south from the St. Johns Bridge.

The City Council will consider suing the Monsanto Company over PCB pollution in the Willamette River and Columbia Slough next Wednesday.

The potential suit will be discussed as the U.S Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to release its Portland Harbor Superfund cleanup plan. The city is potentially liable for some if not much of the cost because the EPA has declared it contributed to the pollution.