Duwamish Waterway http://kplu.org en Partnership Aims to Improve Green-Duwamish River Watershed http://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://kplu.org Partnership Aims to Improve Green-Duwamish River Watershed Report: More illness, shorter lifespans in Duwamish River valley http://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://kplu.org Report: More illness, shorter lifespans in Duwamish River valley Lower Duwamish Waterway plan open for public comment http://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://kplu.org Lower Duwamish Waterway plan open for public comment Companies' volunteers and Forterra helping clean up Duwamish http://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://kplu.org Companies' volunteers and Forterra helping clean up Duwamish Demand that Duwamish River be cleaned up enough to eat the fish http://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://kplu.org Demand that Duwamish River be cleaned up enough to eat the fish Work begins on Slip 4 'hotspot' in Duwamish River http://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://kplu.org Work begins on Slip 4 'hotspot' in Duwamish River That sinking feeling: Cleaning up abandoned boats http://kplu.org/post/sinking-feeling-cleaning-abandoned-boats <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-949108.mp3</p><p>So, you live near a marina -- or a river or lake -- and you notice that an old, possibly-abandoned boat is sinking.</p><p><strong>Who you gonna call?</strong></p><p>Your first thought might be to notify the local police or fire department. Bryan Flint says that might work, or it might not.</p><p> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 20:10:13 +0000 Liam Moriarty 660 at http://kplu.org That sinking feeling: Cleaning up abandoned boats