fish consumption http://www.kplu.org en Wash. To Host First Public Meeting On Inslee's Fish Consumption Rate Proposal http://www.kplu.org/post/wash-host-first-public-meeting-inslees-fish-consumption-rate-proposal <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/159728327&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Washington is slowly moving ahead with a long-delayed plan to update its water quality rules. Tuesday's will be the first public meeting on Gov. Jay&nbsp;<a href="http://governor.wa.gov/news/releases/article.aspx?id=293">Inslee’s proposal</a> to dramatically increase the fish consumption rate, which determines how clean discharged water must be.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">But some say the proposal doesn’t go far enough.</span></p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 17835 at http://www.kplu.org Wash. To Host First Public Meeting On Inslee's Fish Consumption Rate Proposal Inslee Proposes Higher Fish Consumption Rate As Part Of New Clean Water Plan http://www.kplu.org/post/inslee-proposes-higher-fish-consumption-rate-part-new-clean-water-plan <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/158066824&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed dramatically increasing the fish consumption rate that drives clean water standards in the state.</p><p>Inslee said Wednesday he plans to set the fish consumption rate at 175 grams a day, which would protect people who eat about a serving a day of fish. Current water quality standards assume only one serving of fish per month, or 6.5 grams a day.</p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:12:01 +0000 Monica Spain & Associated Press 17650 at http://www.kplu.org Inslee Proposes Higher Fish Consumption Rate As Part Of New Clean Water Plan State to Lay Out Options for Clean Water, Fish Consumption Updates http://www.kplu.org/post/state-lay-out-options-clean-water-fish-consumption-updates <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What does the amount of fish people eat have to do with whether big employers thrive in Washington state?</span></p><p>Fish consumption is at the heart of the state Department of Ecology's quest for compliance with the federal Clean Water Act, which aims to protect human health.&nbsp;Fish absorb toxins from polluted water. So when people eat it, their health might be at risk. That risk increases with more fish in&nbsp;their diet.&nbsp;</p><p>Right now, the state Department of Ecology officially assumes that people eat only about one meal of fish per month—a standard that’s known to be outdated and insufficient to protect human health.</p><p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 02:59:36 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 10850 at http://www.kplu.org Clean Water Suit Alleges State's Fish Consumption Rate Outdated http://www.kplu.org/post/clean-water-suit-alleges-states-fish-consumption-rate-outdated <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">How much fish is safe to eat?&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That&rsquo;s the key question in a<a href="http://www.pugetsoundkeeper.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/complaint-10-11-13.pdf"> </a><a href="https://mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com/attachment/u/0/?ui=2&amp;ik=9dd280d624&amp;view=att&amp;th=141a8cd361332dc6&amp;attid=0.1&amp;disp=inline&amp;safe=1&amp;zw&amp;saduie=AG9B_P-FHH3btKJWK3myngtP26f0&amp;sadet=1381519485076&amp;sads=8WFOqKcQfThtPfywyyzbp0w2htc" target="_blank">federal lawsuit filed today</a>.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;plaintiffs are trying to force stricter limits on pollution in local waters.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A coalition of groups including clean water advocates, tribes, and the commercial fishing industry have filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency.</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 23:54:40 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 10412 at http://www.kplu.org Clean Water Suit Alleges State's Fish Consumption Rate Outdated Warning: Some Columbia River Fish Not Safe to Eat http://www.kplu.org/post/warning-some-columbia-river-fish-not-safe-eat <p>Some fish in the Columbia River aren’t safe to eat, according to advisories issued Monday by health officials in Washington and Oregon.</p><p>The warnings do not apply to ocean-going fish like salmon and steelhead.</p><p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 18:55:53 +0000 Anna King 10104 at http://www.kplu.org Warning: Some Columbia River Fish Not Safe to Eat