The EPA’s final “Record of Decision” for the Duwamish River has been released!Â Read it here.
DRCC/TAG’s Final Cleanup Plan Community Fact Sheet is here!Â It includes an overview of the Record of Decision and the next steps to continue working for a healthier cleanup plan.
Here are some upcoming opportunities to learn about the Record of Decision:
January 28, 5:30pm at South Seattle College – Georgetown Campus – Community Open House hosted by the EPA.Â Learn more here.
February 3, 7pm at West Seattle Chaco Canyon Cafe – The next Public Health Cafe will feature Allison Hiltner of the EPA and James Rasmussen of DRCC/TAG.Â Learn more here.
The people have spoken!
The tally is in. EPA received over 2,300 comment letters in 10 languages, overwhelmingly in support of a stronger cleanup that will protect the river’s diverse communities of residents, fishers, tribes, workers, and recreational users, as well as its fish and wildlife and our public investment in cleanup. Seattle and King County received another 43,000+ letters from supporters around the county calling for a true cleanup that permanently removes toxic waste.
Get involved to make sure our voices continue to be heard!
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listed the Lower Duwamish River â€“ a five-mile stretch through South Seattle â€“ as a federalÂ SuperfundÂ site in 2001. The Superfund List is a roster of the most contaminated sites in the country. To see comments on EPA’s proposed clean up plan and further Superfund information visit our Superfund site page.
Find how you can get involved to help ensure that the Duwamish will be A River for All here!
DRCC/TAG has launched theÂ Duwamish Valley Healthy Communities Initiative,Â and continues to track three major policy issues related to the river cleanup: