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Unions join fight over Washington fish consumption

June 16, 2014 • Business


FILE – In a Sept. 28, 2011 file photo, a native fisherman displays a salmon he pulled from his net on the Duwamish River, in Seattle. The state Department of Ecology appears ready to sharply increase Washington’s fish consumption rate, an obscure number that has huge implications because it helps set water quality standards. A higher number means fewer toxic pollutants would be permitted in waters. Unions representing Boeing machinists and mill workers are siding with businesses in a bitter fight over how much fish people eat, and thus how clean Washington state waters should be. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

SEATTLE (AP) — Unions representing Boeing machinists and mill workers are siding with businesses in a bitter fight over how much fish people eat, and thus how clean Washington state waters should be.

The Machinists union and others are worried a new water quality standard being developed by the state would hurt jobs and economic Login to read more

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