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.
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.