Mudhoney, dirt, mud, sewage, it all kind of fits. Runoff, toxic waste, you know, that fits the band.

Mark Arm, longtime front man of the Seattle grunge rock band Mudhoney, on what he calls a “pretty crazy and weird honor” of the band becoming the namesake for a massive new tunnel-boring machine. MudHoney the machine (with a capital H) was the overwhelming choice (76 percent) in an online vote run by Seattle Public Utilities. When the giant drill gets to work this summer, it will dig a tunnel almost 19 feet wide and 2.7 miles long to satisfy a federal consent decree for King County to reduce storm and wastewater pollution. The project is expected to be completed by 2025. (Seattle Times — April 12, 2021)

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