Feds Propose Tougher Clean Water Rule For Washington, Holding Line On Cancer Risk – KPLU

This is a good sign. We need stronger protections based on the real amount of seafood we eat here in the NW, not just some Washington DC ideal based on low consumption nationwide.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is making good on its promise to put forward a clean water rule for Washington, in case the state doesn’t come up with its own plan in time. At issue is how much fish the government says is safe to eat, if it’s caught in polluted water.  In early August, Washington was on track to adopt a major rewrite of the state’s outdated water standard, known as the “fish consumption rule.” It uses the amount of fish we eat as a measure of how clean the water must be to protect human health. But Gov. Jay Inslee put the most recent proposal on hold and directed the state Department of Ecology to reassess its approach. Bellamy Pailthorp reports. (KPLU)


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  1. Hi Al,

    Is there any way I could get your emails combined into a once a week email rather than dribbled out daily?


    Sue M.

    • I was unaware that these posts were sent out each time I post them. Yes, I have a weekly mailing and will work on sending them out once a day or once a week. Thanks for the heads up.

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