Duwamish River http://nwpr.org en Comment Period Open For Proposed Superfund Clean Up Plan On Seattle's Duwamish River http://nwpr.org/post/comment-period-open-proposed-superfund-clean-plan-seattles-duwamish-river <p>The proposed clean up plan for the Duwamish River super fund site in Seattle is open for final public comment. The 305 million dollar plan would tackle 100 years of industrial pollution that have lead to high levels of contamination in the river. Ashley Ahearn reports the EPA is asking the public to weigh in.</p><p> Tue, 14 May 2013 13:38:09 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 27488 at http://nwpr.org Comment Period Open For Proposed Superfund Clean Up Plan On Seattle's Duwamish River EPA Releases $305M Draft Clean Up Plan For Seattle's Duwamish River http://nwpr.org/post/epa-releases-305m-draft-clean-plan-seattles-duwamish-river <p></p><p>For over a decade, state and federal agencies have been trying to figure out how to clean up Seattle’s Duwamish River. The Duwamish was declared a superfund site in 2001. It’s contaminated with dioxins, PCBs and other hazardous chemicals left over from years of industrial use. The Environmental Protection Agency has just released their proposed plan for public review. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 00:36:01 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 23464 at http://nwpr.org Clean Water: The Next Act - Seattle's Duwamish River Part II http://nwpr.org/post/clean-water-next-act-seattles-duwamish-river-part-ii <p>This fall marks the 40th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act &ndash; a piece of legislation that changed the way waterbodies in this country are regulated and protected.</p><p>Pollution was supposed to be curtailed so that fish from all the waters in America would be safe for people to eat. 40 years later, though, many waterways still bear fish too tainted to consume safely.</p><p>One of the most polluted waterways in the Northwest is Seattle&rsquo;s Duwamish River. We&rsquo;re taking a look at the Duwamish as part of EarthFix&rsquo;s series &ldquo;Clean Water: The Next Act.&rdquo; Thu, 19 Jul 2012 13:05:36 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 11876 at http://nwpr.org Clean Water: The Next Act - Seattle's Duwamish River Part II