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Learn what’s coming up for the Legacy Pesticides Working Group
We convened the Legacy Pesticides Working Group to help us identify potential approaches to address lead and arsenic contamination of former orchard lands. Learn what the group will be working on.
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.
Cleaning up: First steps to transforming contaminated Bainbridge Island park
The public is invited to comment on an agree order about the cleanup of Blakely Harbor Park on Bainbridge Island.
Legacies of lead & arsenic (part 3)
Lead and arsenic still remain in the soils of former orchard lands, and exposure can create health risks. Learn how to keep you and your family safe.
Legacies of lead & arsenic (part 2)
As Central Washington grows, former orchard lands with potential lead and arsenic contamination are being developed into housing. We’ve convened a working group to help us find solutions.
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.
Legacies of lead & arsenic
Romans added lead to many products, ranging from makeup and contraception to cookware and in the early 1900s, lead arsenate was the most widely used pesticide in the U.S.
We can't effectively regulate Hanford cleanup without access to key information from U.S. Department of Energy

We've issued a Director's Determination, giving the U.S. Department of Energy 30 days to meet our information requirements.

Cleaning up: An affordable housing milestone
A pair of street corners in Southeast Seattle may not look like much right now, but they're already a first-of-its-kind cleanup site for Ecology.
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.

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