Superfund cleanup http://www.kplu.org en Partnership Aims to Improve Green-Duwamish River Watershed http://www.kplu.org/post/partnership-aims-improve-green-duwamish-river-watershed <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A local watershed is the first in the Northwest to participate in a federal program that aims to connect people with their waterways.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As of today, the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.urbanwaters.gov/pdf/GreenDuwamishBackground.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Green&nbsp;River-Duwamish&nbsp;watershed</a>&nbsp;is a part of t<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.urbanwaters.gov/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Urban Waters Federal Partnership</a>, which focuses on revitalizing urban waterways.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Formed in 2011, the federal group aims</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;to unify and direct the efforts of 13 federal agencies working to improve water quality.</span></p><p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9888 at http://www.kplu.org Partnership Aims to Improve Green-Duwamish River Watershed Report: More illness, shorter lifespans in Duwamish River valley http://www.kplu.org/post/report-more-illness-shorter-lifespans-duwamish-river-valley <p>A <a href="http://duwamishcleanup.org/programs/duwamish-community-health-initiative/the-duwamish-river-cumulative-health-impacts-analysis/">new report</a> shows residents of Seattle’s Duwamish River valley are exposed to more pollution, have greater vulnerability to pollution-caused illnesses and live shorter lives than residents in other areas of Seattle and King County.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 00:42:03 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 8183 at http://www.kplu.org Report: More illness, shorter lifespans in Duwamish River valley Lower Duwamish Waterway plan open for public comment http://www.kplu.org/post/lower-duwamish-waterway-plan-open-public-comment <p>Seattle’s Duwamish River was once a meandering estuary in the heart of the city. A century ago, it was transformed into an industrial waterway and used as a dumping ground for decades.</p><p>Now it’s<a href="http://yosemite.epa.gov/r10/cleanup.nsf/sites/lduwamish"> a Superfund site</a> – and the Environmental Protection Agency has released <a href="http://www.epa.gov/region10/pdf/sites/ldw/pp/ldw_pp_022513.pdf">a plan to clean it up</a>.</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 19:09:35 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7940 at http://www.kplu.org Lower Duwamish Waterway plan open for public comment Sinking incident points to state’s struggle with derelict vessels http://www.kplu.org/post/sinking-incident-points-state-s-struggle-derelict-vessels <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two derelict vessels are sinking in a bankrupt marina near Tacoma. Fire fighters have circled them with oil booms to contain any pollutants.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The incident is the latest in a series of stories that show the link between ecological health and the economy.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The two boats in question were chained together when one of them, the Helena Star, began to sink. The other, the Golden West, was listing badly when coast guard and firefighters got to the scene. </span></p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 23:02:53 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7647 at http://www.kplu.org Sinking incident points to state’s struggle with derelict vessels Companies' volunteers and Forterra helping clean up Duwamish http://www.kplu.org/post/companies-volunteers-and-forterra-helping-clean-duwamish <p>People power is helping to clean up one of Seattle's most polluted rivers.&nbsp; On Friday, about a hundred volunteers who work for the Boeing Employees Credit Union pitched in along the <a href="http://duwamishcleanup.org/">Duwamish in Tukwila</a>. They’ve set a five-year goal of cleaning up two miles of shoreline.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 19:22:14 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 6366 at http://www.kplu.org Companies' volunteers and Forterra helping clean up Duwamish Work begins on central Washington superfund site http://www.kplu.org/post/work-begins-central-washington-superfund-site RICHLAND, Wash. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has started the cleanup of a superfund site near Moses Lake in central Washington. This restoration has been in the works for decades.<p>The contaminated area is made up of an old Air Force airport, a county airport and some adjacent lands. Dumpsites there are loaded with chemicals like PCBs, lead and petroleum. Mon, 11 Jun 2012 23:31:43 +0000 5251 at http://www.kplu.org Work begins on central Washington superfund site Demand that Duwamish River be cleaned up enough to eat the fish http://www.kplu.org/post/demand-duwamish-river-be-cleaned-enough-eat-fish <p>There&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/work-begins-slip-4-hotspot-duwamish-river">a major milestone this week</a> in the <a href="http://yosemite.epa.gov/r10/cleanup.nsf/sites/lduwamish">cleanup of Seattle&rsquo;s Duwamish River</a>. Excavators are removing toxic sludge from one of the most polluted spots in the city&rsquo;s industrial core. Completion of this work will allow cleanup on the rest of the river.&nbsp;</p><p>But critics say there are already signs it won&rsquo;t go far enough. Fri, 07 Oct 2011 15:30:09 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2846 at http://www.kplu.org Demand that Duwamish River be cleaned up enough to eat the fish Work begins on Slip 4 'hotspot' in Duwamish River http://www.kplu.org/post/work-begins-slip-4-hotspot-duwamish-river <p>It&rsquo;s one of the most polluted waterways in all of the Pacific Northwest.&nbsp;The lower five miles of Seattle&rsquo;s Duwamish River were listed as a Superfund site a decade ago. This week, cleanup work has begun on one of its most toxic sections.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 06 Oct 2011 22:15:04 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2829 at http://www.kplu.org Work begins on Slip 4 'hotspot' in Duwamish River Oregon housing development listed for superfund cleanup http://www.kplu.org/post/oregon-housing-development-listed-superfund-cleanup <p>Medford, Ore -- The Environmental Protection Agency placed a housing development in Southern Oregon on the superfund list Thursday.</p><p>Eighty people, about half of them children, used to live at North Ridge Estates in Klamath Falls. The EPA began cleaning up asbestos there in 2003. The agency removed almost 150 tons of contaminated soil and debris, the remains of army barracks that had once been on the site. But each spring, more asbestos worked its way to the surface.</p> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 16:45:18 +0000 Amelia Templeton 2646 at http://www.kplu.org Hecla mine clean-up settlement could also be mini-stimulus http://www.kplu.org/post/hecla-mine-clean-settlement-could-also-be-mini-stimulus <p>An environmental clean-up settlement could also be a mini-stimulus for the Inland Northwest economy. A federal judge has approved the Hecla Mining company&#39;s $263 million settlement in one of the largest superfund clean-up projects in the country.</p><p> Mon, 12 Sep 2011 18:19:27 +0000 Jessica Robinson 2597 at http://www.kplu.org Hecla mine clean-up settlement could also be mini-stimulus