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Spokane River discharge permits available for review

Permits that allow the city of Spokane, Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District and Kaiser Aluminum to discharge treated wastewater into the Spokane River are being updated by the Washington Department of Ecology.

The updated permits will include limits on phosphorus and other pollutants, intermediate targets for meeting final limits of PCBs and they also require the dischargers’ continued participation in the Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force. To view the proposed discharge limits, visit

The Department of Ecology will hold a workshop followed by a public hearing at 6 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley.

Comments can be sent by email to Shara-Li Joy at, or by mail to 4601 N. Monroe St., Spokane, WA 99205.

Permits for Inland Empire Paper and Spokane County will be available for public review later this year.

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