Among the dangerous contaminants found in the Duwamish River are polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). These cancer-causing chemicals were produced only by Monsanto for decades, and now, the City of Seattle is entering into a lawsuit against the company. The city aims to use compensation funds from the suit to support the clean up of the Duwamish River. This article from The Planet features information about how the polluted river affects nearby communities, and includes perspectives from DRCC/TAG staff.
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Even though the Duwamish River may appear outwardly to be clean, many of its fish are contaminated and are dangerous to eat. Including statements from James Rasmussen and Alberto RodrĂguez, this article from the Seattle Globalist emphasises DRCC/TAGâ€™s inclusion work and the importance of reaching out to immigrant, refugee, and disadvantaged fishers, who bear much of the burden of the polluted river.
DRCC/TAG Policy Advisor BJ Cummings will present the community perspective on the Superfund site on the Duwamish Cleanup Panel, Monday, May 5 at 3:00 p.m.Â Speakers at this year’s seminar will help you understand this complex area of the law and will share practical tips to avoid traps that can lead to increased regulatory compliance costs… Read more.
West Seattle, South Park and Georgetown are among the Seattle neighborhoods in which the Washington Department of Ecology will sample soils for dioxins and furans. The agency is conducting a statewide study on their presence in local soils. They will be collecting 120 samples in 20 randomly chosen locations in both rural and urban areas of Washington
La Raza del Nuestro Noroeste, #1 local Spanish-language newspaper. Program Manager Cari Simson is interviewed about the ongoing Duwamish Superfund cleanup process and fish consumption.
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
This fresh fishÂ is foul – and yet it’s ending up on dinner tables across the city.
Cash-strapped New Yorkers are ignoring health warnings not to fish for their meals in polluted local waters, where the catch of the day comes laced with cancer-causing PCBs and mercur