Contamination cleanup

Contamination cleanup helps restore habitat for wildlife, provides new opportunities for recreation, and protects people’s health by removing toxic chemicals from the environment.
Contamination cleanup helps restore habitat for wildlife, provides new opportunities for recreation, and protects people’s health by removing toxic chemicals from the environment.

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What’s in a name: Defining the problem with nuclear waste

Two developments herald potential major changes in the long-term federal effort to clean up the highly contaminated Hanford nuclear reservation.

Investing in communities to turn blighted properties into affordable housing

Ecology is funding projects in six cities to help clean up contaminated properties – and help with the housing crisis.

Cleaning up: Washington’s environmental cleanup law turns 30

We're celebrating 30 years of cleaning up Washington under our environmental cleanup law – the Model Toxics Control Act.

New Online Map: Dirt Alert

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.

Celebrating cleanup in Cashmere's Mill District

Cashmere's historic lumber mill district is now ready for redevelopment thanks to cleanup efforts.

Defending the public's right to comment on Hanford decisions

We will always defend the public's right to provide input on Hanford decisions.

Cleaning up: Taking it to the streets in Everett

We’re cleaning up a major intersection in Everett where part of a smelter that produced lead and arsenic once stood.

Tacoma Smelter Plume Yard Program progress

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.

New Ecology guidance helps protect cleanup sites from climate change impacts
Addressing climate change is a critical challenge for Washington state and a priority for Ecology. In response to our changing climate, we have created new guidance for cleaning up toxic sites.
Next phase of Port Gamble Bay cleanup is underway
Long used for recreation, food harvesting, and other culturally important activities, Port Gamble Bay, home to the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe, is one of seven Puget Sound Initiative priority bays.

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