Best of Seattle: Cari Simson, Best Toxic Avenger

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You don’t need the EPA to tell you the Duwamish River is dirty. We’ve been dumping in it since the Denny party arrived on Alki. Subsequently, the Duwamish was straightened, its tideflats filled and covered (hence Georgetown and SoDo), its farmlands paved over, and its banks lined with heavy industry that used it as a sewer. It was declared a Superfund site in 2001.

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