Archive for the ‘Duwamish/Diagonal CSO’ Category

State must move forward to clean up the Duwamish River

Published on in The Seattle Times

Seattle’s only river flows through the South Seattle neighborhoods of Georgetown and South Park. The lower five-mile stretch was designated a Superfund site in 2001, meaning it’s on the federal government’s list of the most toxic places in the nation. The waters of the lower Duwamish contain unsafe levels of arsenic, PCBs, dioxins and even raw sewage

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Environmental Community on the Defensive With Cuts to Core Programs

Published on in GREEN ACRE RADIO

It’s budget season at the state legislature and the environmental community has its work cut out for it. Steep cuts to core environmental protections including toxic clean ups, air quality and water supply are already underway. The environmental community is committed to stemming the tide in order to sustain key programs the public expects. Green Acre Radio’s Martha Baskin has our story.

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Superfund dredging spreads Duwamish River pollution

Published on in The Seattle Times

While trying to clean up part of Seattle’s badly polluted Duwamish River this winter, dredging crews spread plumes of toxic PCBs, exceeding pollution standards in some places, angering environmentalists.

For watchdogs of the years-long Superfund cleanup of the river-turned-industrial waterway, a King County report released this week confirms their long-standing contentions that the county needs to change its haphazard methods of scooping out the toxic sediment.

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