Columbia Basin Toxics Cleanup

Project abstract: 

The Yakama Nation is a federally recognized Tribe, pursuant to the Treaty of 1855 (12 Stat. 951), with authority to manage, protect and restore treaty resources throughout the Pacific Northwest. The Columbia River is frequently referred to and honored as "the life blood of the Yakama Nation." Currently, the Columbia River is a polluted and life-threatening environment for salmon and other aquatic resources primarily because of industrial development. The Yakama Nation’s involvement in the remediation of contaminated sites and implementation of restoration activities ensures that such efforts protect the Tribe's Treaty resources. The Yakama Nation is committed to restoring a clean and productive Columbia River that sustains our cultural practices and improves life for the tribe, our neighbors and future generations.

Project Photos:

  • Map of Columbia River Basin Hazardous Sites