Help! I’ve been poisoned by stormwater!

By May 22, 2010March 19th, 20152 Comments
Robert McClure

Robert McClure

Robert is co-founder and executive editor of InvestigateWest. At the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Robert exposed a major weakness in the Endangered Species Act and deficiencies in Puget Sound restoration efforts. His reporting on hard-rock mining won the John B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism. A longtime former board member of the Society of Environmental Journalists, he currently serves as chair of the editorial board of SEJournal. Seattle Magazine in 2013 chose him as one of Seattle's "most influential" people.


  • Avatar Laura Funkhouser says:

    Robert, you’ve stumbled (maybe yawned) onto something – environmental reporting as performance art. You could be the world’s first Sturmwasser artist. Maybe I’m callous from my time as an art critic but I want to read more of this. How about a piece on swimming in the Duwamish?

    Or this: I dare you to have your hair and blood analyzed for mercury, PCBs, lead, etc. and report your results.

    (Seriously, a drop or two of iodine in water will rid your blood of toxic residue. Take 300 mg of alpha lipoic acid supplement to detox the heavy metals.)

    • Avatar Robert McClure says:

      Laura, thanks so much for noticing my brush with death. And…. hey, if this journalism thing doesn’t work out, I now know I could go into performance art. Very reassuring. No Speedos for me, though. Will that hurt my chances? :>)
      As for swimming in the Duwamish, that’s what interns are for:
      Keep the faith,