Polluted with petroleum, PCBs and dioxins, the Duwamish River also serves as traditional fishing grounds for three Northwest tribes and provides seafood for low-income and recent immigrants who live in neighboring Georgetown and South Park.
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How is the cleanliness and health of the Duwamish Superfund site intertwined with the health and wellness of residents in Seattle and the Puget Sound-region? What will it take to recover? Find out at a public "Speed Dating" forum held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
Five-minute "lightning talks" by a diverse panel will make for a high-energy, fast-paced event. After the speed-dating session, there will be time for informal chats and Q & A with presenters.
• Steve Curwood, Host of NPR's Living on Earth Environmental Magazine
• Robert Duff, Environmental Assessment Program, Washington Dept of Ecology
• BJ Cummings, Community Health Projects Manager, Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition
• Valerie Segrest, IATP Food & Community Fellow & Muckleshoot Tribal member
• Becky Chu, Remedial Project Manager, Environmental Protection Agency
• David Eaton, Director, Center for Ecogenetics & Environmental Health
• Brian Anderson, Environmental Remediation, The Boeing Company
Mark your calendars: Thursday, April 18, 5:30 – 7:30p.m. at the Portage Bay Cafe, 391 Terry Ave N, South Lake Union. Free and open to the public, light refreshments, space limited. Sign up to reserve a spot.Copyright ©Tom Reese
Tom Reese is a Seattle photographer whose documentary photo essay about the Duwamish has been exhibited at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Washington.