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Washington State Drafts Rainwater Collection Rule

Washington State Drafts Rainwater Collection Rule

OLYMPIA, Washington, July 14, 2008 (ENS) – The Washington Department of Ecology is seeking help from the general public in drafting regulations on the collection and use of rainwater in Washington State. Members of the public will have an opportunity to learn about rainwater collection and to discuss a new statewide rule on Wednesday, July…

Dioxins in Runoff at Doorstep of Washington State Capital

Dioxins in Runoff at Doorstep of Washington State Capital

OLYMPIA, Washington, May 11, 2008 (ENS) – The extent of dioxin contamination in Budd Inlet at the front door of Washington’s capital city is beginning to emerge from a study of the inlet’s sediments conducted by the state that is being made public Monday. The Washington state capital city of Olympia is situated at the…

Mystery Canisters Found on Washington Beaches

Mystery Canisters Found on Washington Beaches

OLYMPIA, Washington, March 5, 2008 (ENS) – Beachcombers walking along a stretch of shoreline from Ocean Shores north to Ozette are finding small unmarked containers washed up on the sand, generating a lot of interest and some concern about the contents. The Washington Department of Ecology learned about the mysterious canisters earlier this week. Ocean…

Alcoa Will Dredge Columbia River for Toxic Sediments

Alcoa Will Dredge Columbia River for Toxic Sediments

OLYMPIA, Washington, December 10, 2007 (ENS) – The Washington State Department of Ecology Friday announced an agreement with Alcoa that has the aluminum giant cleaning up more than 95 percent of polluted sediments from the Columbia River next fall. The agreement will be finalized when the cleanup action plan, being developed this winter, is complete.…