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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.
EPA awarded $2.4 million in grants to five recipients to help assess and clean up local brownfields & properties that haven't been redeveloped due to potential contamination.
In a big win for the Colville Tribes and Washington, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a landmark environmental case this week.
We're celebrating 30 years of cleaning up Washington under our environmental cleanup law & the Model Toxics Control Act. To date, more than 7,000 sites in Washington have been cleaned up.
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.
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.
We’re cleaning up a major intersection in Everett where part of a smelter that produced lead and arsenic once stood.
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.
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