This is ground zero for highly contamined and untreated surface water run off. These 4 storm water outfalls drain 30 sq. miles of industrial area. Untreated surface water runoff and Legacy pollutants enter the Duwamish here and the EPA is still finding PCB's. check this link: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/tcp/sites_brochure/lower_duwamish/lower_duwamish_hp.html. If you are interested, check the Frontline archives for "Poisoned Waters".

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TDCinSeattle on June 22, 2011

Hi Mike,

I appreciate the information on toxic waste. It has become a matter of some interest to me. One point: the link you had http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/tcp/sites/lower_duwamish/sites/nBoeingGeorgeTnStmPlant/nBoeingGeorgetown.htm is now out of date -- nothing is there and unfortunately they had some sort of no-index that prevented Wayback and the usual search engine caches from keeping copies. The following is a study that will be conducted in the same area, but it is of dioxin: Seattle Soil Dioxin Study - Soil Sampling in South Park, Georgetown & Other Seattle Neighborhoods

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