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Comment period extended for environmental review of Chehalis flood reduction project
The public is invited to participate in an online public hearing April 2 & online public meeting April 21 to comment on draft environmental review for proposed Chehalis River flood reduction project.
Feb. 23, 1970 - A step closer to Ecology's creation
On Feb. 23, 1970, Gov. Dan Evans signed into law a bill creating Washington's new Department of Ecology, set to open July 1 of that year.
Tacoma Smelter Plume
In 2020, we plan on replacing soil in 58 yards in the Yard Program service area. In January we started on a group of six yards and three childcares.
Feb. 12, 1970 – a landmark day for environmental protection
On Feb. 12, we're marking the 50th anniversary of the Legislature passing the bill that created the Department of Ecology.
Tacoma Smelter Plume: Model Remedies Guidance gets an update

The Tacoma Smelter Plume Model Remedies Guidance provides straightforward directions on soil sampling and cleanup of soil contaminated with arsenic and lead. 

New Tacoma park emerges from Superfund site

Dune Peninsula at Point Defiance offers walking paths, an amphitheater, and Puget Sound views on land that was once the ASARCO smelter slag heap.

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.

New Online Map: Dirt Alert

This month we launched our new Dirt Alert Map. This online map focuses on the Tacoma Smelter Plume and  covers other areas in the state where arsenic- and lead-related soil contamination may exist.

Tacoma Smelter Plume Yard Program progress

To address soil contamination left behind by the former Asarco smelter, we're breaking ground, removing dirt, and cleaning up 39 yards in North Tacoma and 16 yards on Vashon-Maury Island.

Tacoma Smelter Plume: Reduced services for residents

Because a state capital budget was not approved, we must cut back on the services we offer to the residents of the Tacoma Smelter Plume area.

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