The Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition was formed by an alliance of community, environmental and small business groups affected by ongoing pollution and cleanup plans for the Duwamish River.

Lower Duwamish River Superfund Site

Seattle, WA

Environmental Stewardship Concepts currently serves as technical advisor at this Superfund site where cleanup is being carried out both by EPA and Washington state. Contaminants at this site range from dioxins, PCBs, and arsenic, to PAHs, phthalates, and other industrial chemicals. Concerns over both direct and indirect exposure from such sources as seafood raise important concerns. Local tribal rights and issues also weigh heavily at this site.

Cleanup is now underway at the Boeing Plant 2 site within the Lower Duwamish River Superfund Site. The Boeing Company will pay for remediation efforts at the highly toxic site.The EPA’s public comment period on the Boeing Plant 2 site cleanup closed on May 28th.

The City of Seattle and the Washington State Department of Ecology proposed an Interim Action, or partial cleanup, for part of the South Park Landfill Site. The public comment period for the Interim Action Work Plan and proposed Agreed Order Amendment closed on January 5, 2016. More information can be found here.


Resources

For more information on the Duwamish River cleanup progress, read the DRCC Technical Advisory Group update

To learn more about the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition, click here…

DRCC letter to the National Remedy Review Board


ESC Documents

The Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition’s comments on the EPA’s Proposed River Cleanup Plan are available here, and represent the culmination of an impressive collaboration between multiple partners – -including ESC, LLC – -in support of a highly active and diverse community and the river that sustains them.

ESC presentation at the 5/29/2013 EPA Public Hearing on Proposed River Cleanup Plan Peter deFur’s notes on the presentation

Our presentation, in collaboration with the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition, at the 5/15/2013 EPA Public Hearing on Proposed River Cleanup Plan en españolnotes on the 5/15/13 meeting in English

Our presentation, in collaboration with the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition, at the 4/30/2013 EPA Public Hearings on Proposed River Cleanup Plan in Georgetown

Our collaborative presentations with the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition (click on each date).
April 15th
April 9th

Our Lower Duwamish River Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis presentation

Duwamish River Cleanup Plan, presented by Peter and the Coordinator of the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition, BJ Cummings

Site Documents

Proposed Plan – February 28, 2013

Environmental Justice Analysis – February 28, 2013

Source Control Strategy – December, 2012