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By Dallas Smith

Roosevelt Landfill getting toxic waste from Duwamish River



RECEIVING TOXIC WASTE: An aerial view of the Roosevelt Lanfill. The facility has been receiving toxic waste from the Duwamish River.

The Roosevelt Regional Landfill is receiving toxic waste from the Duwamish River.

A five-mile stretch of the Duwamish waterway, considered by many the most polluted waterway in the state, is being dredged by the Port of Seattle, Boeing, the City of Seattle, and King County. The site formerly had industrial waste from several facilities regularly dumped into the water. Now a project has begun in which approximately 500,000 tons of waste will be dredged in the next 10 years. So far 32,000 tons of the waste has been sent to the Roosevelt Regional Landfill.

The toxic soil that has been dredged from the Duwamish is put into lined railway containers that travel along the railroad to Roosevelt....

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