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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.

Bellingham community active in Waterfront cleanup outreach

Walking tours of a cleanup-site help the Bellingham community get involved in the transformation of the central waterfront.

How could our Brownfields program help your community?

Old gas stations and shuttered industrial facilities can sit empty, possibly contaminated, for years. Our Brownfields Program can help put them back to use, like it did in Palouse. 

Nuclear Waste Program intern gains new appreciation for the scope of work at Hanford

During his summer internship with Ecology's Nuclear Waste Program, Tri-Cities native Isaac Leggett expanded his knowledge about Hanford beyond anything he'd learned growing up in the area.

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. 

A Little Green for the Brownfields

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.

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.

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