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Thornton Creek Contaminated By Fuel Spill Accident

Yesterday’s semi-truck accidents on I-5 near Northgate Way that backed up traffic for miles on the southbound commute also released 40 gallons of spilled diesel fuel oil into the storm drain and the south fork of Thornton Creek. Though nobody … Continue reading

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Thornton Creek Study Confirms Human Fecal Contamination

A two-year investigation by Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) has confirmed human fecal bacteria are likely entering North Seattleā€™s Thornton Creek at multiple locations. Funded by the Washington Department of Ecology and led by SPU stormwater scientist Jonathan Frodge, the study … Continue reading

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