Spokane Tribe concerned about pollutants at sewage plant

The Spokane Tribe is set to meet with state and federal officials to discuss a $173 million sewage treatment plant in Spokane County, Washington.

The tribe is worried about the release of cancer-causing polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs. The pollutants could harm the supply of fish in the Spokane River.

The Washington Department of Ecology planned to issue a draft permit for the facility until the tribe objected, The Spokesman Review reported. The county says the tribe's concerns could stop the usage of the plant.

The tribe will meet with the state and the Environmental Protection Agency tomorrow.

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