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Cleaning up the Duwamish River
City Inside/Out: Duwamish Cleanup
1/30/201529:01

Poll: Does the EPA's 17-year cleanup plan go far enough to restore the contaminated Duwamish River?

The Duwamish River is facing a major cleanup effort after more than a century of pollution. Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) laid out an ambitious plan it says will rid the contaminated waterway of 90 percent of its pollution. But some community groups wonder whether the cleanup effort goes far enough. Who will foot the $342 million bill? Why will the project take 17 years? What's the impact to businesses along the waterway? When the cleanup is complete, will the fish and shellfish in Seattle's only river be safe enough to eat?

 
On the show:
Kym Anderson, project manager, Port of Seattle
Josh Baldi, regional director, Washington State Dept. of Ecology
Bill Devereaux, Environmental Compliance Unit, Seattle City Light
Dave Gering, executive director, Manufacturing Industrial Council of Seattle
Allison Hiltner, project manager, Environmental Protection Agency
Paulina Lopez, community activist
Peter Quengyuen, community activist
James Rasmussen, chair, Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition
Dave Schuchardt, strategic advisor, city of Seattle
Steven Tochko, senior manager, Environmental Remediation, Boeing
Louie Ungaro, Fisheries Commission Chair, Muckleshoot Tribe

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