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The CEEH is pleased to be co-hosting an educational forum about the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) $305 million Duwamish River Superfund Cleanup proposal. The event will include time to prepare and submit written comments about the proposed cleanup plan as part of the Public Comment Period.
Duwamish River Superfund Cleanup Educational Forum
Monday, April 29th, 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Allen Library Research Commons, UW Campus
(Search "Allen Library" on the UW Map Page)
Light refreshments will be provided
The forum will begin with a panel discussion with representatives from the EPA, Dept of Ecology, Lower Duwamish Waterway Group (Port of Seattle, City of Seattle/King County, Boeing Company), and the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition (DRCC). Each representative will give a brief presentation and take questions about EPA's proposed cleanup plan. CEEH Outreach Director Kelly Edwards will moderate.
Seattle's lower Duwamish River was designated a federal Superfund site in 2001, which means it is one of the nation's most toxic hazardous waste sites. Over the last 12 years, the EPA has studied pollution in the river, its effect on people's health and the environment, and possible alternatives for cleanup. EPA released its Proposed Cleanup Plan in late February and is holding public meetings and requesting comments on the proposed plan. The comment period closes June 13th.
The DRCC is sponsoring this educational meeting. DRCC is the Community Advisory Group for the Superfund site, representing community, environmental, tribal and small business groups in the Georgetown and South Park neighborhoods along the Duwamish River. The Educational Workshop at UW is one of a series of community meetings DRCC is sponsoring to inform the public about EPA's proposed cleanup plan.
The Duwamish, Seattle's working river, is also Seattle's only river. Cleaning it up will improve the habitat in and around the river, improve the area for wildlife, make fish and shellfish safer to eat, and provide access to a cleaner river for neighborhood residents and all Seattlites. Come and learn about this timely environmental health issue. Take this opportunity to tell EPA what you think by submitting a public comment.
No need to RSVP. We hope you can attend.