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KUOW's environment beat brings you stories on the ongoing cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, alternative energy, the health of the Puget Sound, coal transportation and more. We're also partnered with several stations across the Northwest to bring you environmental news via EarthFix.

Time To Speak Is Now On $305 Million Duwamish Cleanup Plan

Earthfix / Ashley Ahearn

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 proposed plan, the Environmental Protection Agency is asking the public to weigh in.

Some of the first Seattle residents to speak out on the plan were at the Concord International Elementary School gymnasium in South Park last Thursday. This is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Seattle and that diversity was reflected at the meeting. Spanish, Vietnamese and Somali could be heard at tables set up around the room as south Seattle residents gathered to learn more and submit comments to the EPA.

Read the whole story on KUOW’s Earthfix