Extra $5 a month will help keep pollutants out of river, boost capacity at wastewater plant. The Spokesman Review reports.
On behalf of the Spokane Riverkeeper, Gonzaga Law School’s Environmental Law Clinic today filed a sixty day “notice of violation” with the City of Spokane as a precedent to bringing a federal citizen enforcement lawsuit under the Clean Water Act. Read the Center for Justice news release.
The Center for Justice filed a 60 day notice of intent to sue Spokane City over Spokane’s antiquated sewer system pumping polychlorinated byphenyls, or PCBs, into the Spokane River. The Spokesman Review reports.
Scientists have been running diagnostic tests on City of Spokane sewer and stormwater pipes to see where PCB and other contaminants of concern might be entering the Spokane River. The Inlander reports.
Over 233 pages of comments were submitted to the Washington Department of Ecology draft dissolved oxygen TMDL for the Spokane River.
Over 750 volunteers turned out for the seventh annual Spokane River Clean-up, held Saturday, September 26, to clean up the Spokane River Gorge and a stretch of the Spokane River in the University District. City of Spokane Solid Waste Management crews picked up bags of recyclables and garbage collected by volunteers weighing 16,447 pounds of trash, or 8+ tons, up from 12,020 picked up in 2008.