USA: EPA Releases Cleanup Plan for Duwamish River

EPA Releases Cleanup Plan for Duwamish River

EPA has released its Proposed Cleanup Plan for the Duwamish River Superfund Site.

Recommendations Summary:

– Remove all highly and moderately contaminated sediments from the river;

– Kick start the recovery of low-level contaminated sediments with a thin layer of clean material;

– Integrate and enforce pollution source control efforts in the final EPA cleanup order;

– Minimize the need for fishing advisories and ensure that efforts to prevent fishing are culturally-appropriate and don’t further harm people’s health;

– Establish a Pollution Prevention and Mitigation Fund until cleanup is complete and health standards are met.

EPA’s Proposed Cleanup Plan for the Duwamish River would use a mix of technologies to reduce toxic pollution levels in mud in the river bottom.

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Press Release, May 3, 2013

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