Seattle’s Only River: Learn How You Can Help Save the Duwamish

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The Duwamish River is Seattle’s only river. In 2001, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declared the lower Duwamish River a Superfund Site, meaning it is one of the most toxic hazardous waste sites in the nation. In February 2013, the EPA released a proposed cleanup plan that aims to restore the river through dredging (removing) contaminated soil, capping (covering) existing pollution leaving it behind, and natural recovery (not doing anything hoping clean sediment from upriver will eventually cover the pollution).

Fortunately, we have chance to speak up for a truly clean and safe river. But we only have until June 13th to provide our comments, input and concerns regarding the future of the Duwamish River.


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