H2O Spring Seminars


SPRING, 2011 Seminar Schedule of Events:

Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Time: 2:30-3:30PM
Location: FSH 108

“Northwest Tribal Fish Consumption Issues and Impacts”

Larry Dunn
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribal Manager/Rayonier Mill Super Fund Clean Up Site – Port Angeles, Washington


For the past six years Larry Dunn has overseen the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe’s clean-up management of the Rayonier Pulp and Paper Mill deferred super fund site in Port Angeles, Washington. As such, he works in conjunction with the Washington Department of Ecology on developing Native American fish consumption rates for the Model Toxics Control Act and Water Quality programs. He has conducted research with the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe regarding fish consumption and tribal health, which was presented to the Washington Department of Ecology Science Advisory Board. From this resulted the use of the EPA Region 10 fish consumption framework and the acceptance of 583 grams per day shellfish consumption as the accepted level dictating cleanup of the Rayonier site and Port Angeles Harbor.

Larry is a member of the Washington Department of Ecology Model Toxics Control Act Update Review Board and the Sediments Management Standards Review Board. He has been working with the Washington Department of Ecology’s Policy Group in the development of proposed standards for fish consumption guidelines to be applied for the state. Over the past four years Larry has also worked with them to update Dioxin Rule language of MTCA, as well as other Rule language. Larry has
presented at several EPA and other conferences on the subjects of tribal fish consumption and health effects, as well as chemical risks to Native American children. He holds Bachelor’s degree with a focus on sciences, including toxicology, chemistry, oceanography,
environmental science, and psychology. He has lived on the Lower Elwha Reservation for 19 years and he has two children who are tribal members.