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Port Townsend mill fined $27,000 for water quality violations

May 17 news release – Repeated water quality violations at the Port Townsend Paper Corporation (PTPC) mill in Port Townsend led to a $27,000 penalty from Ecology.

No-contact advisory issued for Dyes Inlet and Port Washington Narrows due to sewage spill, Kitsap County

May 16 blog – The Kitsap Public Health District issued a no-contact health advisory for Dyes Inlet and Port Washington Narrows due to a sewage spill. The advisory is in place until 5/19/2022. The public is advised to avoid contact with the water in the affected area. 

Learn about compliance in the next Let's Talk About Hanford

May 16 blog – Learn about what goes into inspections, compliance, and enforcement at one of the most contaminated nuclear sites in the world in the next Let's Talk About Hanford. 

Colville River Valley community helps make wood stove turn-in a success

May 13 blog – Thanks to our woodstove reduction program, 141 old wood stoves were decommissioned at the Stevens County Landfill on Sunday, May 24, 2022.

“Who wouldn’t love this?” A day with a WCC trail crew

May 13 blog – Spend a day with a Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) crew as they clear trails on Tiger Mountain, near Issaquah.

Public comment needed on cleanup plans for contaminated BSB Diversified site in Kent

May 12 news release – Ecology needs feedback regarding plans to continue cleanup of the BSB Diversified property in Kent.

Environmental penalties issued for the first quarter of 2022

May 11 news release – Summary of penalties issued from January through March 2022. 

Diesel spill from grounded vessel at Silverdale Waterfront Park leads to fine

May 11 news release – In December 2020, a grounded vessel caused a diesel spill.

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