EPA releases final Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund cleanup plan

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The new EPA cleanup plan for the Lower Duwamish Waterway seeks to remove 90% of the river’s pollution over a period of 17 years. The EPA issued the following press release today.

EPA releases final Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund cleanup plan

Release Date: 12/02/2014

Contact Information: Hanady Kader, EPA Public Affairs, 206-553-0454, kader.hanady@epa.gov

Plan results in 90 percent pollution reduction and builds on work by community, local governments and businesses

(Seattle—Dec. 2, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the final cleanup plan for the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund site, a major industrial waterway that includes the mouth of the Duwamish River on the south end of Elliott Bay.

As part of the cleanup plan, the Washington State Department of Ecology will continue leading source control efforts that reduce incoming pollution to the river and support the EPA in-waterway cleanup.

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