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Reflections on first Puget Sound Nutrient Forum

Key decision makers, scientists, and practitioners met at the first Puget Sound Nutrient Forum to form an advisory workgroup, to learn about what’s threatening Puget Sound water quality, and suggest ways to reduce human sources of nutrients. (May 30 blog story)

News releases

Ecology proposes removing polluted soil in North Spokane

A proposal to remove petroleum-polluted soil in Spokane’s historic Hillyard neighborhood to make way for construction of the North Spokane Corridor is ready for public review. (June 4 news release)

Cleanup funds identified for Buckhorn Mountain mine

Owners of the Buckhorn Mountain gold mine will post an additional $12 million in securities with the state of Washington to assure adequate funds are available for environmental cleanup and restoration at the Okanogan County mine that stopped extracting ore in July 2017. (June 1 news release)

Town of Concrete fined $12,800 for sewage treatment violations

The town of Concrete in Skagit County faces a $12,800 penalty from the Washington Department of Ecology for not properly maintaining and operating its wastewater treatment plant, discharging untreated wastewater, and for not reporting violations in a timely manner. (May 31 news release)

Draft EIS spells out Icicle Creek water strategy

Proposals for boosting streamflows and improving water resources in the Icicle Creek Watershed are moving forward after years of collaboration by stakeholders. Water availability in the Icicle is tight especially when fish and irrigators need it most. (May 31 news release)

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