Questions for City of Tacoma

For the upcoming interim regulations meeting at City of Tacoma.

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How many heavy industries are currently working to remediate a superfund determination with Department of Ecology?

How many heavy industries are likely to become superfund sites in the future? How will we know?

What will the plan be for people on or near the port who can’t get away from a devastating/fatal toxic event?

How committed is the City of Tacoma and the Port of Tacoma to holding PSE/Macquarie fully accountable for any breaches that cause harm to human and environmental health?

Of the 66 industries currently reporting out to PSCAA, are any of those emissions being measured cumulatively? Does City of Tacoma care about cumulative emissions?

Is City of Tacoma willing to accept responsibility for the onslaught of chemical exposure human and environmental health are facing in the absence of a pause of heavy industrial projects?

Who is measuring the emissions into the water to ensure that the health of the Salish Sea isn’t catastrophically deteriorating?

How many industries on the Port have been granted National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) applications are being utilized currently?

Is City of Tacoma and Port of Tacoma monitoring the number of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) applications are applied for and granted?

If City of Tacoma is adequately skilled to be lead agency on the PSE fracked gas plant, what is City of Tacoma and Port of Tacoma doing to ensure that the plumes at Arkema/Superlon and Occidental Chemical are not repeated by current industries?

Do the City of Tacoma and the Port of Tacoma consider the Salish Sea an important member of this community?

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