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Re-Defining Environmental Equity in the Duwamish Valley with Lessons from the South Bronx

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Talk to community organizers from the South Bronx and Seattle’s Duwamish River Valley and you’ll learn environmental justice isn’t just about public health impacts and toxic exposure, but about equity – quality of life, feeling good about where you live, good jobs and affordable housing. In this feature set in the Duwamish Valley, where cleanup and revitalization are underway, we talk with local organizers and Majora Carter, a nationally recognized urban revitalization expert, who became known for her work in the South Bronx.

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Sustainable West Seattle presenting ‘A Vision for the Duwamish River – Community, Restoration, and Conservation’

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The Duwamish is Seattle’s only river and the five-mile stretch running through Seattle is listed by the Environmental Protection Agency as a federal Superfund site. The Duwamish is one of the most contaminated rivers in the country from years of industrial pollution as well as wastewater and storm-water runoff. Efforts are underway by many groups and agencies to clean up the river and restore the river ecosystem.

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