Thursday, October 11,2001, two Portland-area environmental groups released a report which tracks Portland's largest polluters of air, water and land for the years of 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000. The report, "US EPA Toxic Release Inventory", which included new 2000 data, finds that OREGON STEEL MILLS is Portland's biggest polluter for the fourth consecutive year.
In attendance at the Press Conference were members of Communication Workers of America, Jobs With Justice, Sisters in Action for Power, United Steelworkers of America, along with a number of concerned Portland residents.
Radio ads also ran on KEX, KDBZ, and KXL, and will continue to run through October, 17.
The toll free number to use to voice your concern about this matter is, 800-468-8913. It has been reported, that because of the volume of calls generated by the release of this data, they, OREGON STEEL, is using an answering machine rather than a company representative to answer these numerous calls . In the event that you reach a machine, just leave your message telling them how appalling these figures are.