July 20 news release – We have fined the owner of a 71-foot wooden tugboat named Chief for a 110 gallon oil spill at a Seattle marina.
July 20 blog – On July 20, 2018, Jefferson County Public Health issued a no water contact health advisory for Herb Beck Marina Beach due to high levels of fecal bacteria in the water.
July 19 news release – We're inviting the public to review a draft permit for environmental cleanup work by the Boeing Company at its aircraft parts manufacturing facility in Auburn through Sept. 7, 2018.
July 18 news release – Ecology is proposing an update to the water quality assessment methods. The rule change would update the standards used to protect people from waterborne disease while they enjoy recreational activities like swimming and boating.
July 18 blog – Recent water sampling determined that bacteria levels were low and safe for swimming. The beach has been re-opened.
July 13 blog – We keep a close eye on ground-level ozone levels around the state and issue advisories when rising levels could affect people’s health. Learn what ground-level ozone is, what it can do to your health, how you can help prevent it, and know when levels are unhealthy.
July 13 blog
– A no water contact health advisory was issued for Sooes Beach in Clallam County due to high levels of fecal bacteria. The beach will be sampled again next week to see if bacteria levels decreased. Avoid contact with the water until further notice.
July 11 blog – Clallam County Health and Human Services has re-opened Cline Spit County Park to water recreation. The beach had been under a water quality advisory because of elevated levels of fecal bacteria.
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