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From crashes to drug labs: A look inside Ecology's Spill Response Program
Our 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.
Cleaning up: An affordable housing milestone
Cleanup: The slow slide into Swift Creek
The Sumas Mountain landslide is a slow slide that has clogged and flooded Swift Creek for decades. A few years ago it was found to contain naturally-occurring asbestos and metals.
State adds airboat to its oil spill response toolbox
Bellingham community active in Waterfront cleanup outreach
Walking tours of a cleanup-site help the Bellingham community get involved in the transformation of the central waterfront.
Tacoma Smelter Plume Yard Program
Through our Residential Yard Sampling and Cleanup Program, we're cleaning up and replacing soil in 14 yards and a community park in the southern end of Vashon-Maury Island.
Cleaning up: It’s about turf in two Everett parks
We’re pulling up sod and replacing soil in two northeast Everett parks. Toxic metals and other particles from the Everett Smelter contaminated the grounds.
Investing in communities to turn blighted properties into affordable housing
Ecology is funding projects in six cities to help clean up contaminated properties – and help with the housing crisis.
Cleaning up: Taking it to the streets in Everett
We’re cleaning up a major intersection in Everett where part of a smelter that produced lead and arsenic once stood.
Commemorate World Wetlands Day by hiking Renton's Springbrook Creek Trail
On World Wetlands Day, we highlight the importance of conserving and using wetlands wisely, especially in urban areas.