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Replacing toxic products with safer alternatives
The majority of chemicals that seep into peoples' bodies and the environment come from the products we use every day, which is why Ecology created the Product Replacement Program.
Is your dry cleaner still using toxic PERC?
50 dry cleaning businesses across the state have switched from using toxic PERC. However, approximately 60 are still operating.
Better living through Green Chemistry
After nearly a century of manufacturing dangerous toxic chemicals, a new perspective in the field has emerged called "Green Chemistry."
Cut costs with Ecology's Lean/Green Program
Lean/Green manufacturers have a more streamlined operation with less impact on the environment. Listen to the Lean/Green Program's Hugh O'Neill talk about how it can help a business's bottom line.
Virtual inspections in a socially-distant Washington
Ecology has made some changes in light of COVID-19, but we’re still protecting human health and the environment. In fact, we’re now conducting virtual inspections of our regulated communities.
Counting every drop in the Yakima Basin
A main goal of the water conservation element of the Yakima Integrated Plan is to modernize agricultural water systems to reduce waste from leaks, seepage, and inefficient delivery methods.
Cleaning up: A riverside cleanup just around the bend
We're taking comments on studies of contamination and cleanup alternatives for exterior walls and adjacent soil at the former Anacortes water treatment plant at Mount Vernon.
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.
Size matters — What can we learn from biomass and size classification?
We're studying benthic invertebrate biomass (critter size) for the first time on a large scale in Puget Sound.