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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.
Crews safely remove, detonate dangerous chemical device

Homeowner finds poisonous theft deterrent in old safe. Ecology takes the chemicals and detonates them for safety. 

We can't effectively regulate Hanford cleanup without access to key information from U.S. Department of Energy

We've issued a Director's Determination, giving the U.S. Department of Energy 30 days to meet our information requirements.

Despite challenges, recycling is still the right thing to do – for the environment and the economy

As the nation prepares to celebrate America Recycles Day on Nov. 15, remember the environmental and economic value that recycling brings, and see available online resources.

Nuclear Waste Program intern gains new appreciation for the scope of work at Hanford

During his summer internship with Ecology's Nuclear Waste Program, Tri-Cities native Isaac Leggett expanded his knowledge about Hanford beyond anything he'd learned growing up in the area.

Hanford's PUREX tunnels: It's time for the next chapter

We're starting to work with the U.S. Department of Energy to determine the ultimate fate of the tunnel's highly radioactive contents.

What’s in a name: Defining the problem with nuclear waste

Two developments herald potential major changes in the long-term federal effort to clean up the highly contaminated Hanford nuclear reservation.

Defending the public's right to comment on Hanford decisions

We will always defend the public's right to provide input on Hanford decisions.

Hitting the brakes on copper pollution

June is Orca Awareness Month, so it’s a great time to become aware of the impacts pollution coming from things like vehicle brakes can have.

Progress on the persistent problem of PCBs

PCBs were banned over 40 years ago, yet they still linger. Washington is making progress toward getting PCBs out of the environment

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