The Seattle Times

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TOM REESE / SPECIAL TO THE SEATTLE TIMES
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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Reclaiming the Duwamish River

Brent Richmond of the EPA regional polluted-water dive team collects a sample of sediment where the Duwamish flows into Puget Sound. The site was identified as one of the most urgently in need of Superfund cleanup. A cap of clean sediment was dumped in an effort to keep the toxic chemicals from a former creosote plant from migrating farther into the water. Sampling was to determine if the cap was effective.