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Get ready, it's haboob season
What's a haboob, you ask? It's a dust storm. They can occur in Central and Eastern Washington every spring through fall. Read these safety tips to protect your health.
$500,000 to help beat back the recycling crisis
Ecology’s Recycling Development Center has awarded $504,073 to 10 local governments and one university to help develop and grow markets for recycled materials.
Preventing a Dust Bowl in Washington
Dust storms are a threat in Eastern Washington. Learn what we're doing to protect soils and human health.
Cleaning Kendall Yards
A bygone legacy of steam engines. From an abandoned, contaminated site to shops and housing: the cleanup story of the West Spokane Railyard.
Cleaning up: Promising pilot test destroying groundwater contamination in Spokane Valley
Kaiser Aluminum’s Trentwood facility is in the early phases of testing new technology that destroys over 90 percent of PCB contamination in water at their facility in the Spokane Valley.
Cleaning up Hanford: Much progress, a lot left to do
This is the last week on the job for Nuclear Waste Program Manager Alex Smith. Before Smith heads off to her next adventure, however, she reflected on her last five years heading the program.
Little Spokane River cleanup plan ready for public review
Ecology's draft plan for better water quality in the Little Spokane River is available for comment
Bi-state partnership boosts understanding of Walla Walla River basin
Ecology is working with Oregon Water Resources and USGS on a comprehensive study of groundwater in the Walla Walla River Basin. This solid science will help inform future policy in the region.
Systemwide change to tackle plastic pollution no longer out of reach
The U.S. Plastic Pact is an ambitious initiative to unify diverse public and private stakeholders across the plastics chain to rethink how we design, use, and reuse plastics.
EPA plan for Washington and Oregon rivers leaves salmon in hot water
We're submitting our comments on EPA temperature TMDL for the Columbia and Snake rivers.

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