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Industrial chemicals banned three decades ago are mysteriously turning up again at north Boeing Field and now seem likely to delay the planned cleanup of a nearby pollution “hot spot” on the DuwamishÂ River.
King County has been ordered to fix the “mess” created by a Duwamish River cleanup project that triggered numerous water-quality violations and raised the ire ofÂ environmentalists.
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.
King County officials have abandoned their plan to ship contaminated Duwamish River sludge to Commencement Bay because of public opposition and no clear signal that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would approve the plan.