Riverkeeper's blog

Anacostia Riverkeeper Submits Comments for Draft Anacostia River Sediment RI

Anacostia Riverkeeper (ARK) worked closely with other environmental groups and experts in the fields of hydrology and river sediment transport to review the Draft RI and submit comments, questions, and recommendations to DOEE.  The open comment period for the Draft Anacostia Sediment Remedial Investigation Report (Draft RI) closed May 10, 2016.  Our key areas of concern include ongoing contamination of the river that impacts the human health risk assessment and ecological risk assessment for fish and aquatic life.  We also want to ensure that the Anacostia River remains navig

ARK files legal complaint against PEPCO for heavy metals discharges

Anacostia Riverkeeper announced today a legal complaint filed against PEPCO for continuing violations of their NPDES permit, specifically as regards heavy metals.  We have been monitoring ongoing violations by PEPCO of their NPDES permits for several years now.  PEPCO has been under court order since 2011 to remediate past contamination.  As a result of our hard push last fall, EPA stepped in and began legal action against PEPCO.  We filed a motion to intervene with the EPA suit and were accepted by the court as an intervening party.

Bandalong Traps and Beverage Trash

Many people ask us about the bag fee. Is it working? Where does the money go? These are very important questions - after all, the purpose of good environmental policy is to improve the environment. The answer can be found in the characterization of the trash we capture.

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