Dirt alert

Ecology's Dirt Alert program gives information about how to protect yourself from arsenic and lead pollution in soil.
Ecology's Dirt Alert program gives information about how to protect yourself from arsenic and lead pollution in soil.

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Ecology celebrates Zero Emissions Day!
Today, Sept. 21, 2022, is the last day of summer. What better way to mark the occasion than to celebrate something else this date symbolizes — Zero Emissions Day! 
Give your septic system the attention it deserves
It's SepticSmart Week! This week is an annual reminder to make sure your septic system is functioning properly and to take action to maintain and/or fix it.
Not littering… Simple As That
Litter is a big problem with easy solutions. Small daily choices have a big impact. Live litter-free and help others do the same.
Proper fish waste disposal matters for marinas
When cleaning your catch, be mindful where you spill your guts. It’s easy to toss fish waste into the nearest body of water, but this small action can have a large negative impact on marinas.
Su lugar en la mesa de Productos más Seguros de Washington
Los Departamentos de Ecología y Salud están combinando esfuerzos para reducir sustancias toxicas en productos al consumidor, bajo el programa Productos más Seguros de Washington.
Columbia Gorge smelter cleanup, redevelopment considered
Cleanup plans taking shape at former Columbia Gorge Aluminum smelter near Goldendale.
See a bloom, give it room
Use caution this spring, summer, and fall as seasonal algae blooms in your local lake could be toxic to you and your pets.
Your seat at the Safer Products for Washington table
Nearly 400 people filled out the Safer Products for Washington survey, and 95% of those people said yes, I am concerned about harmful chemicals in consumer products.
Our work to rid schools and buildings of hazardous PCBs
Few would argue there are higher priorities than protecting children. We want to see that protection extended to those who work in the places where they spend vast amounts of time: schools.
30 Years of Toxics Reduction and Pollution Prevention
As of 2021, Ecology's Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction Program has been working on pollution prevention for over 30 years.

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