Lower Duwamish Waterway Cleanup-Rapid HIA

Location
Seattle, Washington
Organization(s)
University of Washington graduate students

A graduate class at the University of Washington conducted an HIA to investigate potential health effects of the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund cleanup activities on three affected populations: local residents; recreational and subsistence fishermen; and the Duwamish, Muckleshoot, and Suquamish tribes. The HIA examined possible health effects of construction activities, changes to the local economy, impact on social and cultural conditions, and consumption of contaminated fish. The HIA recommendations focused on ways to minimize negative health outcomes of exposure to noise, air, and water pollution; maximize benefits of potential short- and long-term economic effects; protect social and cultural well-being; and reduce exposure to contaminated seafood.

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Contact email:
adannen@uw.edu

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At A Glance

Status
Complete
Completion Date
2012, June
Decision-Level
Local
Sector
Water
Organization Type
Educational Institution
Length
10 weeks