The Spokane River flows 100 miles from north Idaho (outlet of Lake Coeur d’Alene) to Lake Roosevelt (reservoir behind Grand Coulee Dam) in Washington State. The River is polluted for a variety of nutrients and toxins, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), a legacy pollutant that bio-accumulates in fatty tissue of fish and poses health risks, particularly to children, pregnant women and people who eat a lot of fish from the river (including immigrants and homeless people). Spokane River PCBs have been listed on Washington’s Clean Water Act 303(d) list for several years. In addition, the Spokane Tribe of Indians (who eat fish from the river and live downstream of all point source discharges) adopted a very stringent PCB water quality standard based on tribal fish consumption data to protect their health.
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