toxic metals

Low Impact Development Ordered for Puget Sound Cities, Large and Small

Article: Low Impact Development Ordered for Puget Sound Cities, Large and Small

SEATTLE, Washington, February 16, 2009 (ENS) – The Washington State Pollution Control Hearings Board has found provisions in the state’s 2007 Phase II municipal stormwater general permit to be legally inadequate. The permit regulates stormwater controls in 85 cities and portions of several counties around Puget Sound. In its February 3 ruling, the Board affirmed…

Coal Ash Spills Could Happen at Dumps Across USA

Article: Coal Ash Spills Could Happen at Dumps Across USA

WASHINGTON, DC, January 7, 2008 (ENS) – Nearly 100 coal ash dumps across the United States pose similar or even greater potential dangers than the eastern Tennessee site that spilled a billion gallons of toxic sludge and contaminated water last month, finds a report released today by environmentalists. The study warns that the Bush administration…

Puget Sound Partnership Will Curb Polluted Runoff

Article: Puget Sound Partnership Will Curb Polluted Runoff

OLYMPIA, Washington, November 10, 2008 (ENS) – Each year, 52 million pounds of toxic chemicals – nearly 150,000 pounds per day – inundate Puget Sound with contaminated runoff. This amounts to a toxic spill the size of Exxon Valdez every two years, according to the Puget Sound Partnership, a community effort of governments, tribes, scientists…

U.S. Coastal Waters Less Toxic Than 20 Years Ago

Article: U.S. Coastal Waters Less Toxic Than 20 Years Ago

SILVER SPRING, Maryland, May 12, 2008 (ENS) – U.S. environmental laws enacted in the 1970s are reducing overall contaminant levels in coastal waters of the United States, finds a 20 year study released today by scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA. But the study shows continuing elevated levels of toxic metals and…