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.
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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.
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
Don’t eat the fish in the lower Duwamish River.
That was the simple message yesterday from the state Department of Health, after new tests showed the fish had toxic PCB levels much higher than found in earlier tests.
People should not eat crabs or basically any fish other than salmon caught in the lower Duwamish River because they’re contaminated with dangerous amounts of PCBs, the state warnedÂ yesterday
A drugged chinook salmon lies complacently in Jim Brennan’s hand, the scientist’s fingers pink from the cold salt water. He sticks a syringe into the puckered mouth of the young fish, squirts water in, and out spurts breakfast.
State health officials yesterday warned against eating too much fish from the polluted lower reaches of the Duwamish River â€” but still aren’t sure how best to communicate that message to those most at risk.
Shellfish from the Duwamish also should be avoided as well as the livers from perch, flounder and English sole and river rockfish, which are found in the lower waterway near Elliott Bay