By Seth Preston, Communications Manager, Toxics Cleanup Program
Ecology spills responders were in high gear because of three incidents Wednesday (March 3).
The state-funded emergency response tug helped tow a drifting tanker into safe harbor at Tacoma. Here’s our news release, as well as a report from Chris Dunagan’s blog for the Kitsap Sun. This incident is just one more reminder of how important it is for the Sound’s sake to have a tug available to respond to emergencies.
Also, Ecology responded to reports of a sheen in Bellingham Bay near Boulevard Park. Here’s our release, along with a Bellingham Herald article.
And here’s a story from the Journal of the San Juans about a boat sinking in Friday Harbor, which caused a fuel spill there.
* The Herald in Everett reports on the city’s plan to clean up a contaminated site near a major redevelopment area.
* Finally, Ecology announced an agreement with Boeing to investigate two properties along the Duwamish Waterway that the company owns.