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Public invited to comment on Ecology plan to clean up contaminated Georgetown site

Jan. 13 news release – The property east of 4th Ave. is contaminated with chemicals suspected of causing cancer.

Cleaning up: Two-thirds of Pasco Landfill hazardous drums dug up!

Jan. 12 blog – Cleanup contractors finished removing approximately two-thirds of the hazardous waste drums buried in Pasco Landfill’s Zone A.

Brackett's Landing is now open for water recreation, Snohomish County

Jan. 11 blog – The Snohomish Health District reopened Brackett’s Landing to the public for water recreation. A closure was issued last week due to heavy rainfall causing above normal flow at the wastewater treatment plant.

Ecology focuses on salmon recovery, protecting state waters, and climate resilience in 2022 legislative session

Jan. 10 blog – Washington’s environment is worth protecting, preserving, and restoring. We’re hopeful for the potential to advance our environmental protection in the 2022 legislative session.

Health advisory issued for Wing Point Area due to sewage spill, Kitsap County

Jan. 10 blog – The Kitsap Public Health District issued a no-contact health advisory for the Wing Point area due to sewage spill. The advisory is in place until 1/14/2022. The affected area includes the east shoreline of Bainbridge Island from Hawley Cove to Yaquina Avenue. Signs will be posted at public access points. The public is advised to avoid contact with the water in the affected area. 

"Everyday chemicals” found at the bottom of Puget Sound

Jan. 7 blog – Our Marine Sediment Monitoring Team spent almost a decade sampling the muck under Puget Sound to measure chemical contaminants. Here's what they found.

Health advisory issued for Dyes Inlet and Port Washington Narrows due to sewage overflow, Kitsap County

Jan. 7 blog – The Kitsap Public Health District issued a no-contact health advisory for Dyes Inlet and Port Washington Narrows due to sewage overflow. The advisory is in place until 1/14/2022. Signs are posted at public access points. The public is advised to avoid contact with the water in the affected area. 

Moses Lake company fined $36,000 for air pollution

Jan. 6 news release – We fined Granite Construction $36,000 for air pollution released from their asphalt plant near Moses Lake. 

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