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News and blogs

The scoop on monitoring for marine beach poop

May 24 blog – View our safe swimming map for summer beach advisories and closures. Help us keep poop off the beach.

Collaborating for cleaner water: The next step for the Spokane River

May 23 blog – Learn more about the work being done in the Spokane River to remove PCBs and improve water quality. 

Changing weather, changing water – it's time to look out for harmful algal blooms

May 23 blog – It’s time to watch for harmful algal blooms! The only way to know for sure if toxins are present is through laboratory testing. Read on to learn more.

New rulemaking effort aims to keep toxics out of cosmetics

May 22 news release – Announcement of rulemaking to identify and restrict the use of formaldehyde-releasing chemicals in cosmetics made, sold, or distributed in Washington.

Behind the scenes at the Nuclear Waste Program

May 21 blog – We are spotlighting the team that oversees cleanup of the most contaminated nuclear site in the country.

State and local agencies to host community event focused on Lower Yakima Valley drinking water

May 20 news release – On May 29, state and local agencies are hosting an open house-style event to provide information about well water safety in the Lower Yakima Valley. Free door prizes, kids' activities, and food.

From forklifts to catch basins, protecting water quality at industrial sites

May 15 blog – We regulate stormwater at nearly 1,200 industrial facilities across Washington through the Industrial Stormwater General Permit. 

Getting clean drinking water to the Lower Yakima Valley

May 14 blog – We're partnering with local and state agencies to reduce nitrate contamination in the Lower Yakima Valley. Here's what you need to know if your well is impacted.

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Curbing Riverbank Erosion: Two pilot projects showing success in Chehalis River Basin
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