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PFAS “forever chemicals” now regulated under state’s environmental cleanup law
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, have become a serious public health concern. Ecology now requires contaminated sites be cleaned up under MTCA.
Tackling Toxics: Aerospace Company transitions to safer vapor degreasing
The Pollution Prevention Resource Center collaborated with Ecology to help Valence Surface Technologies (also known as MAPSCO) to stop using a toxic chemical in their vapor degreasing operation.
Up To $40 million available for streamflow restoration projects
We plan to award $40 million in grants for streamflow restoration projects
Towards a goal of zero spills
Ongoing improvements have built on a record of zero spills from cargo vessels in Puget Sound Ports. This approach helped lead marine safety improvements across the shipping spectrum.
Cleaning up: Agreement will start cleanup process where railroad tank cars stopped at former Seattle oil terminal
We're taking comment on a legal agreement with BNSF Railway to begin the cleanup process on the company's portion of the former Time Oil terminal site in Seattle.
Eye on (Water) Supply
Update on Ecology's “pass-through” grants to state agencies as part of our drought relief efforts.
Chehalis Basin Board approves $70 million spending plan
Chehalis Basin Board unanimously approves $70 million two-year spending plan to reduce flood damage, restore aquatic species habitat in the Chehalis River basin.
Helping your community help small businesses
Businesses in Washington are often befuddled by all the hazardous waste requirements they face, but our Pollution Prevention Assistance program is here to help.
Wastewater treatment plant operators protect water during pandemic
126 wastewater treatment plants, nearly 40% of Washington’s treatment systems, earned the top-performing status this year.
Tackling Toxics: Helping Joint Base Lewis-McChord replace toxic receipt paper
Ecology worked closely with Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) to reduce its use of toxic receipt paper. So far, the base has reduced phenol use on base by 460 pounds per year.

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