The Center for Justice, a Spokane non-profit community law firm, announced today that it intends to sue the City of Spokane for violating the Clean Water Act — Spokane has high levels of toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in its river, posing a health risk to area residents. In 2007, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identified the City of Spokane as the largest source of contamination.

“Despite the city’s multi-million dollar capital projects to address sewage treatment problems, it has not reduced PCB discharges and has done little to prevent the transport of PCB contaminated sediment to the Spokane River,” said the Center for Justice’s Riverkeeper, Rick Eichstaedt.

Read the Center for Justice’s report here.