Cleanup Alternatives

Draft River Cleanup Alternatives (Feasibility Study)

In 2010, EPA released the Lower Duwamish Waterway Group’s proposed Cleanup Alternatives (Feasibility Study) for public review.

DRCC/TAG contracts with Technical Advisors to review all proposed studies and plans, and solicits input from the affected communities and stakeholders, including residents, tribes, and environmental organizations. Read our Community Fact Sheet about the proposed alternatives, with recommendations for improvements (in Spanish here).

You can also view or download the EPA Fact Sheet about the Cleanup Alternatives, and access the entire Feasibility Study on the Lower Duwamish Waterway Group’s web site (we suggest you start with the Executive Summary).

Read DRCC/TAG’s Cleanup Alternatives Comment Letter to EPA: January 14, 2011

Read the February 25, 2011 comment letter from EPA and Ecology to the Responsible Parties

Public Meetings

DRCC/TAG works with EPA and other agencies to develop multilingual, culturally-competent public meetings that provide necessary services for effective public participation, including food, child care, and language interpretation. DRCC/TAG, EPA, and local governments hosted public meetings for the Superfund Feasibility Study on December 7th and 9th. A Public Meeting at Concord International School in South Park on December 7th provided information in Spanish and English, with hands-on, small-group activities using Legos to illustrate the different cleanup alternatives. A December 9th Public Meeting in Georgetown included public comments delivered in a video produced by local youth from the International District Housing Alliance’s Project WILD about their experiences talking with Duwamish River fishermen.


Click below to view the Project WILD video

Click here to see a photo album of the two meetings.

Community Workshops

DRCC/TAG hosted three community workshops in advance of the Public Meetings to help residents develop a “community alternative” that protects human health and the environment, which was incorporated into our comments and recommendations to EPA (see above).

DRCC/TAG offers workshops to interested community organizations on all major cleanup proposals and plans – contact us at or (206) 954-0284 to request a workshop or presentation for your group.