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From crashes to drug labs: A look inside Ecology's Spill Response Program
Ecology's Spills Program responds to spill emergencies, inspects chemical storage facilities, and cleans up a range of contaminated sites across Washington. Responder Sam Hunn gives us an inside look.
Ecology launches new blog
This week, Ecology launched a completely redesigned and streamlined blog.
Homeless encampment cleanup will help protect Washington residents from contamination
Gov. Inslee’s proposed budget provides funds for homeless encampment cleanup and support, which protects the environment and people, including those experiencing homelessness.
Working to solve the nutrients problem in Puget Sound
In 2020, we are taking a number of steps to reduce nutrient pollution from humans and clean up Puget Sound.
Legacies of lead & arsenic
Romans added lead to many products, ranging from makeup and contraception to cookware and in the early 1900s, lead arsenate was the most widely used pesticide in the U.S.
Cleaning up: How a light rail project keeps a landfill site on track
How do you build light rail and widen a freeway along the edge of a well-managed former municipal waste landfill? Very carefully!
Boots on the ground: Members clean, pack, and plant to honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Every year, our Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) members make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a “day on” rather than a “day off.” Let's take a look at some projects our members arranged this year!
Fecal Matters: Saltwater State Park is now open to the public, King County
Seattle and King County Public Health have lifted the no-contact advisory to water contact at Saltwater State Park and Washington State Parks have re-opened the park to the public.
$215 million proposed for clean water projects across the state
Ecology is proposing to award $215 million in grants and loans for 89 high-priority clean water projects across the state.
Protecting human and environmental health with Safer Products for WA
Many of the products used every day contain toxic chemicals that escape into homes and the environment when they're used and disposed.

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