Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

Cleanup plan

EPA issues decision for Seattle’s Duwamish River

File photo of a metal recycling operation on the bank of the Duwamish River. A new cleanup plan announced Dec. 2, 2014 would spent $342 million from parties being held responsible for the river's pollution. KATIE CAMPBELL

KUOW Seattle

KUOW Seattle

The Duwamish River is on the verge of receiving an ecological overhaul, following Tuesday’s release of a $342 million plan to bring the city’s dirty river back to health. The EPA’s final decision will cost the responsible parties $342 million and will cover 177 acres of the lower Duwamish River.

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Oregon water groups team up with farmers

The Oregonian

A piece of yellow fabric may represent the next frontier in reducing pesticides in Oregon's Clackamas River. The water conservation district is rounding up farmers to attach windsocks to their tractors so they can make better decisions about pesticide spraying.

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Idaho aims to reduce PCBs in Spokane River

Coeur d' Alene Press

The federal government is requiring three Idaho cities to join a group of Spokane municipalities and businesses in reducing a toxin in the Spokane River. Six Spokane entities that discharge wastewater recently signed an agreement to reduce the presence of PCBs.

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