Archive for the ‘Public Meeting’ Category

(EPA Hosted) Multilingual Community Open House – South Park

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EPA and fellow community members will be sharing the details of the ROD and highlight next steps in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.  DRCC/TAG, EPA, and Ecology will be on hand to answer questions about the cleanup, source control and more.  Light dinner and childcare will be provided! Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 5:30pm Concord Elementary School… Read more.

EPA’s Duwamish River cleanup plan draws skepticism

Published on in Oregon Public Broadcasting (Earthfix/KUOW)

The final hearing Wednesday on a cleanup plan for one of the Northwest’s most polluted rivers brought out concerns that it doesnt do enough to protect fish, wildlife and human health.

More than 300 people came out to learn about the EPA’s proposed cleanup plan for the Duwamish River.

“I want to say no. I want to be able to go and fish in that river. I know many of our community members do too.” said [South Park resident Paulina Lopez], holding her infant on her chest in a sling. “I want a river that will be able to protect the health of our communities.”

Read full story on Oregon Public Broadcasting (Earthfix/KUOW)

Open Letter to EPA, Seattle, King County, Port

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Open Letter to EPA, Seattle Mayor McGinn, King County Executive Constantine, Port CEO Tay Yositani: Seattle Needs A River For All  (click link for full text) EPA has released its draft plan for cleanup of the Duwamish River. State and federal laws require the cleanup to protect people’s health, or at least reduce pollution to levels… Read more.

Event Highlight: Public Health Café on Seafood Safety

Published on in Ecogentix

October 9th Public Health Café about safe seafood drew an energetic group that pretty much packed the private dining room at Chaco Canyon Cafe in West Seattle. Those who attended included folks from the West Seattle community, UW, EPA, the Seattle/King County Public Health and WA State Department of Health. Half were attending their first Public Health Cafe.

Read full story on Ecogentix

Healthy Communities Prioritization Workshop (South Park)

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We’ve heard from many of you that air quality is one of the most important environmental health concerns that you have living in the Duwamish Valley. Please join us for an important workshop prioritizing and selecting Action Plans for this and other issues that you and your neighbors have identified through our Healthy Communities Project! Food… Read more.

Healthy Communities Prioritization Workshop (George Town)

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We’ve heard from many of you that air quality is one of the most important environmental health concerns that you have living in the Duwamish Valley. Please join us for an important workshop prioritizing and selecting Action Plans for this and other issues that you and your neighbors have identified through our Healthy Communities Project! Food… Read more.

Healthy Communities Prioritization Workshop (Georgetown)

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We’ve heard from many of you that air quality is one of the most important environmental health concerns that you have living in the Duwamish Valley. Please join us for an important workshop prioritizing and selecting Action Plans for this and other issues that you and your neighbors have identified through our Healthy Communities Project! Food… Read more.