Update for Anacostia River Sediment Project: Comments on Phase I Findings

The District Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) released a draft report on the first phase of the investigation into Anacostia River sediments on March 18, 2016 for public comment. The findings show that there are several highly contaminated areas in the river bottom and more study is needed to identify upstream sources as well as to better understand the ecological and human health risks. After reviewing these findings with Anacostia Riverkeeper, DC Appleseed, and a few subject matter experts, we compiled our concerns and jointly submitted the comment letter linked below. 

Update for Anacostia River Sediment Project: Findings Released, Public Comment


River samples being taken by Tetra Tech (DOEE's contractor), summer 2014.

The Day the Anacostia River Turned Orange


June 30, 2011 - Sediment laden water flows into the Northeast Branch

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