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Ecology female scientist looks through an instrument to measure the salinity of the water from Puget Sound. She is on a research vessel.

Eyes Under Puget Sound: Critter of the Month—Bloodworms

The marine monitoring team checks the salinity of water from Puget Sound.
(Aug. 30 blog)

News stories

Tidewater Barge Lines settles penalty over liquid fertilizer spill to Columbia and Snake rivers

Sept. 13 news release – Tidewater Barge Lines settles with Ecology and will undertake a conservation project for spilling 40,000 gallons of urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) liquid fertilizer into the Snake and Columbia rivers in April 2017.

Learn tips to beautify brownfields at Sept. 18 Yakima workshop

Sept. 11 blog – Join Ecology and other experts and learn about best practices and the latest trends in brownfield development. Gather tools and insights to advance your land reuse projects.

Ecology launches review of proposed smelter near Newport​

Sept. 11 news release – Ecology is seeking input from the public on what to include in the study, called an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), now through Oct. 11, 2018. 

Ecology responds to Millennium appeal of PCHB decision

Sept. 6 statement – Ecology responded to Millennium's appeal of the Pollution Control Hearings Board's decision to uphold our denial of a water quality certification for a proposed coal terminal in Longview. 

Celebrating cleanup in Cashmere's Mill District​

Sept. 5 blog – The old sawmill in Cashmere once pulsed with activity 50 years ago. Now new life is breathed into the community thanks to cleanup and redevelopment. Today, the Port of Chelan County is celebrating added commerce and jobs.  

New cleanup method proposed for contaminated Georgetown site

Aug. 31 news release – The General Electric Co. plans to change the cleanup method it's using to chemically treat groundwater at the company's former Seattle location. 

Researchers seek pools of cool water to support salmon​

Aug. 29 blog – Water in the Yakima River has been too hot – in fact, lethal to migrating salmon. We have teams floating the Yakima River to document refuges of cooler water where fish can hang out to avoid the heat. These safe havens may prove crucial to fish survival.

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