Letter to the Editor: The decision facing us on Seattle’s Duwamish River has the potential to be transformational. Now that the cleanup is beginning, will we choose an approach that benefits just some, or all of the river’s communities?
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Decades of abuse have left the Duwamish River extremely ill, but the cleanup is finally under way after years of testing and monitoring.
The Port of Seattle’s Duwamish River 101 cruise featured experts who spoke about environmental activism needed to clean the polluted river while expressing the need to preserve jobs and West Seattle & Georgetown communities along the waterway. Pictured are two happy fishermen showing off their catch, coho salmon, near Boeing Slip 4, soon to become a 3,000 foot long habitat restoration area
Terminal 117 (T-117), located in the South Park neighborhood, is a joint cleanup project by the Port of Seattle and the City of Seattle, under the direction of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Yard, planting strip and southern alleyway cleanup activities will begin this fall in the area between S Dallas and S Cloverdale… Read more.
For the lastest news on the Â Riverwide CleanupÂ Plan please check out our 2012 Focus sheet
Here’s Part II of yesterday’s articleÂ Clean Water Actâ€™s Anti-Pollution Goals ProveÂ Elusive
Even with the fresh produce, milk, bread and other provisions theyâ€™ll get, some of the people here also eat what they catch in the Duwamish.Â Many of the crabs, shellfish and bottom-feeding fish in the Duwamish are contaminated with carcinogens. Signs are posted in several languagesÂ warning against eating them.
Beside Seattleâ€™s notoriously polluted Duwamish River, an excavator scoops up small pieces of waste metal and slings them onto a rusty mountain at Seattle Iron & Metals Corp. Â A pile of flattened cars andÂ trucksÂ squats nearby amid vast sheets of scrap metal