AMCCO is an active marine shipyard in Astoria. Since 1924, the company has primarily constructed wooden boats and ships, but during World War II and the Korean War, it built metal-armored boats and refurbished previously mothballed warships. This led to elevated concentrations of contaminants in the soil and river sediments at and near the shipyard.
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AMCCO primarily constructs wooden boats, but made metal-armored boats during World War II and the Korean War, which led to contamination.
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