Draft River Cleanup Alternatives

Draft River Cleanup Alternatives (Feasibility Study)

In 2010, the responsible parties proposed six alternatives for EPA to consider when selecting its cleanup plan for the Duwamish River. DRCC/TAG contracts with Technical Advisors and solicits input from the community when reviewing these proposals. Our letter to EPA on the cleanup alternatives is below – your comments were part of this process! Read DRCC/TAG’s Comment Letter to EPA: January 14, 2011

A Community Fact Sheet with DRCC/TAG’s Assessment of the cleanup alternatives is also available (also in Spanish).

EPA has also crafted a draft cleanup proposal for review by the agency’s National Remedy Review Board. DRCC/TAG has submitted comments to the Remedy Review Board that respond to this proposal. In addition, DRCC/TAG is partnering with the University of Washington School of Public Health and Just Health Action to conduct a Health Impact Assessment of EPA’s Proposed Cleanup Plan, which will be released in early 2013.

Click here to visit the EPA’s web site for an overview of the Feasibility Study process and how this will lead to the proposed cleanup plan. View or download the EPA Fact Sheet about the Draft Cleanup Alternatives (Feasibility Study). If you’d like to peruse the entire cleanup plan, we suggest you start with the Executive Summary.

Public Meetings

DRCC/TAG works with EPA to design and host Public Meetings that are accessible to the entire community, providing culturally appropriate communication methods, food, child care and transportation as needed.

DRCC/TAG, EPA, and local agencies hosted two public meetings for the Superfund Feasibility Study on December 7th and 9th, 2010. DRCC/TAG and EPA worked with Concord International School in South Park for the December 7th meeting, and provided information in Spanish and English, with hands-on, small-group activities using Legos to illustrate the different cleanup alternatives. On December 9th, a more “traditional” Public Meeting was held in Georgetown, and included a video produced by local Asian and Pacific Islander youth from the International District Housing Alliance’s Project WILD, about the experiences of Duwamish River fishermen, presented in their native languages.

The Project Wild Video

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

Community Workshops on Cleanup Alternatives/Proposed Plan

Community Workshops are available to affected communities and organizations in advance of all Public Meetings and Hearings. Contact DRCC/TAG for more information at contact@duwamishcleanup.org, or by calling us at (206) 954-0218.