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DEQ Proposed Remediation Plan to Cleanup Ashland Rail Yard Site Public Comment is Open

Rail Yard in Ashland The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is proposing a revision of the recommended remedial action for voluntary cleanup of contamination related to rail yard operations on the former Union Pacific Railroad Company rail yard site located in Ashland. This is a 21-acre site located between A Street and Hersey Avenue.

DEQ will present at the City of Ashland Council Study Session on Monday, November 14, 5:30 p.m. An opportunity for public comment will be available at the Study Session. Speakers may also participate virtually (email or call 541.488.6002 for more information).

View the Study Session in person at Council Chambers, 1175 East Main Street in Ashland, or watch the meetings live on Ashland Home Net Channel 9, Charter Spectrum RVTV 180 Prime, or streaming live online by going to and selecting the RVTV Prime button. Meetings are replayed on Ashland Home Net Channel 9, Charter Spectrum RVTV 180 and 181. Replay schedules are available at

View the DEQ Remediation Plan for more information, how to provide public comment (outside of the Council Study Session on November 14) and the next steps. The public comment period is currently open and will remain open through Wednesday, November 30, 5 p.m.

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