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March 13, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Seattle waterfront: Clean up the Duwamish

If we want a “waterfront for all” we need to commit to all of our waterfront — including the southern reach of the waterfront along the Duwamish River [“Waterfront wish: Architect has big plans for post-viaduct era,” Local News, March 5].

The downtown waterfront beautification costs more than plans to clean up the Duwamish, where Seattle has so far been unwilling to invest enough to provide for basic protection of human health. While the downtown waterfront plan might be cool, it would worsen the disparities in our city unless we protect the health of our Duwamish Valley residents, tribes and fishing families, whose “waterfront” is a Superfund site. Let’s plan for a true waterfront for all, not just those who play downtown.

BJ Cummings, Seattle

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