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Cleaning up: Fieldwork on Bellingham's busy working waterfront

Nov. 20 blog – Contamination testing at Bellingham's central waterfront will set the stage for final cleanup plans.

A No-contact Advisory for Port Townsend Bay in Jefferson County

Nov. 18 blog – Jefferson County Public Health issued a “No Contact” advisory for the shoreline in Port Townsend from Madison Street to the entrance of the Point Hudson Marina. This advisory is due to a sewage overflow caused by a break in a water main. 

May the ‘stache be with you – celebrate Movember with the shovelhead worm

Nov. 16 blog – This month, let’s pay homage to the most fan-stache-tic of facial adornments (and be mindful of Movember’s mission) with Puget Sound’s mustachioed mud-dweller: the shovelhead worm.

Adjudication in the Nooksack Basin

Nov. 10 blog – The Nooksack watershed in Northwest Washington has been recommended for the water rights adjudication process, which confirms legal rights to use water.

Washington Coastal Zone Management Program Receives National Award

Nov. 6 blog –  The Lower Columbia Solutions Group in the SEA program has been awarded the 2020 Robert L. Wiegel Coastal Project of the Year. This award goes to coastal projects that have stood the test of time and shown a positive environmental, social, or recreational benefit.

Cleanup process moving forward at South Park site near Duwamish River

Nov. 5 news release – We’re seeking public comment on a legal agreement with current and former owners of an industrial property in Seattle’s South Park to address contaminated soil and groundwater.

PFAS Sampling in Lake Washington

Oct. 29 blog –  Scientists from our Toxic Studies Unit recently completed the first round of sampling as part of a new study of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS, in Lake Washington and its tributaries.

Cleaning up Hanford: Much progress, a lot left to do

Oct. 29 blog – Nuclear Waste Program Manager Alex Smith reflects on her last five years heading the Nuclear Waste Program before heading off to her next adventure.

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