Contaminated waterways threaten Puget Sound shellfish

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Farm Manager Kyle Deerkop holds shellfish at Penn Cove Shellfish.
Farm Manager Kyle Deerkop holds shellfish at Penn Cove Shellfish.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_raw_html]JTNDc2NyaXB0JTIwaWQlM0QlMjdwcngtcDEyMTkyNy1lbWJlZCUyNyUyMHNyYyUzRCUyN2h0dHAlM0ElMkYlMkZ3d3cucHJ4Lm9yZyUyRnAlMkYxMjE5MjclMkZlbWJlZC5qcyUzRnNpemUlM0RzbWFsbCUyNyUzRSUzQyUyRnNjcmlwdCUzRQ==[/vc_raw_html][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/1″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text] Massive oil spills like Odyssey in the northern Atlantic; Exxon Valdez off the coast of Alaska; and more recently, Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico make big headlines.

But the leading source of water pollution in the world is actually water run-off. Rain falling on our streets, lawns and driveways washes contamination into our waterways.

In the Puget Sound, shellfish lovers are worried. Shellfish farmers, researchers, and chefs share their concerns in this 8-minute audio story about water contamination in the Sound and the danger it poses to shellfish. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

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