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West Plains residents to receive no-cost drinking water sampling for PFAS

Feb. 21 news release – Drinking water testing for PFAS will soon be available to about 300 private and shared wells in the northeast West Plains area at no cost to residents. 

Ecology proposes new and updated limits for toxics in water

Feb. 14 news release – We are proposing a major update to the state’s aquatic life toxics criteria, and we welcome your comments.

Cleaning up: Bellingham waterfront site moves closer to cleanup

Feb. 13 blog – We’re signing a legal agreement with the Port and City of Bellingham requiring them to implement an updated cleanup action plan for the RG Haley site in Bellingham, WA, and we’d like your input.

Behind the scenes at the Nuclear Waste Program

Feb. 8 blog – In this edition of our Behind the Scenes at the Nuclear Waste Program series, we sat down with Eddie Holbrook, our Waste Management Section Manager.

$386 million in clean water projects planned for Washington

Feb. 2 blog – We're proposing to award $386 million in grants and loans for 134 high-priority clean water projects across the state.

World Wetlands Day – protecting Washingtons' vital wetland resources

Feb. 2  blog – It's World Wetlands Day! Help us celebrate by learning more about wetlands, why they're important, and how we're protecting them. 

July drought declaration still in effect

Feb. 1 blog – Despite January winter storms, snowpack and water supply forecasts are below normal according to the experts who recently gathered for the first Water Supply Availability Committee Meeting of 2024.

Washington businesses benefit from free, grant-funded Pollution Prevention internships

Jan. 30 blog – The Washington Applied Sustainability Internship (WASI) program places summer interns at businesses to help with pollution prevention (P2) projects. Apply now to host an intern for summer 2024. 

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