June 21 blog – It may be hot outside, but that didn't deter folks in Okanogan County from taking advantage of a cashback incentive to recycle old, smoky wood stoves earlier this month. At $250 per stove, limited to two stoves per customer, each person could claim up to $500!
June 20 blog – A no-contact advisory for water recreation was issued at Bay View State Park in Padilla Bay, due to high levels of fecal bacteria in the water. The beach will be re-sampled next week.
June 20 news release – Numatic Finishing of Auburn will pay $5,000 to settle its appeal of our $20,000 hazardous waste penalty from 2018, with $15,000 dismissed after two years if there are no more violations.
June 18 blog – Our recent assessment has good news about the majority of marine beaches. It also shares beaches that closed frequently because of fecal matter. See how your beach stacked up!
June 14 blog – A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court leaves a Ninth Circuit ruling in place, awarding more than $8 million to the Colville Tribes. Teck Metals, a Canadian mining company, is liable for nearly 10 million tons of toxic wastes they discharged into the Columbia River. The decision helps recover cleanup costs and natural resource damages.
June 14 news release – The owner of an industrial site along Seattle's Duwamish Waterway has agreed to clean a portion of the site and prepare for a future final cleanup of the rest.
June 14 news release – We issued $210,100 in 17 penalties of $1,000 or more in the first quarter of 2019.
June 12 blog – We're working toward water quality solutions in the Spokane River with community groups, regional tribes, and facilities that discharge into the river. We're working with the dischargers to meet water quality standards for PCBs through reductions via a variance.
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