Duwamish River http://kuow.org en Seattle’s Dirty River Offers Gift Of Green Jobs http://kuow.org/post/seattle-s-dirty-river-offers-gift-green-jobs <p>In a classroom at South Seattle Community College 14 local residents shimmy into hazmat suits, waving their arms like Michelin men and women. They’re part of a <a title="" href="http://www.epa.gov/superfund/community/sfjti/">program run by the EPA</a> to train people who live near Superfund sites to qualify to work on the cleanup.</p><p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 16:11:20 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 15081 at http://kuow.org Seattle’s Dirty River Offers Gift Of Green Jobs Environmental Update With Ashley Ahearn http://kuow.org/post/environmental-update-ashley-ahearn <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong>From the Duwamish River cleanup efforts to coal terminals to chuckling frogs; David Hyde talks with KUOW and EarthFix reporter Ashley Ahearn about the latest in Northwest environmental news. Plus,&nbsp;Ahearn talks about EarthFix’s upcoming documentary, <a href="http://earthfix.kuow.org/energy/article/voices-of-coal/">"Voices of Coal: And EarthFix Multimedia Special."</a> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 17:28:15 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 14724 at http://kuow.org Environmental Update With Ashley Ahearn EPA’s Duwamish Cleanup Plan Draws Skepticism http://kuow.org/post/epa-s-duwamish-cleanup-plan-draws-skepticism <p></p><p>The final hearing on Wednesday regarding a cleanup plan for one of the Northwest’s most polluted rivers brought out concerns that it doesn’t do enough to protect fish, wildlife and human health.</p><p> Thu, 30 May 2013 17:45:24 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 14019 at http://kuow.org EPA’s Duwamish Cleanup Plan Draws Skepticism Time To Speak Is Now On $305 Million Duwamish Cleanup Plan http://kuow.org/post/time-speak-now-305-million-duwamish-cleanup-plan <p>A century’s worth of contamination in Seattle's only river is about to get a $305 million cleanup. Before finalizing a decision on the <a href="http://www.epa.gov/region10/pdf/sites/ldw/pp/ldw_pp_022513.pdf" title="">proposed plan</a>, the Environmental Protection Agency is asking the public to weigh in.</p><p> Tue, 14 May 2013 17:44:54 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 13056 at http://kuow.org Time To Speak Is Now On $305 Million Duwamish Cleanup Plan