Friday, October 1, 2010

Around the Sound: A busy week for Sound news

By Seth Preston, Communications Manager, Toxics Cleanup Program

Let's start off the news roundup with this piece published today (Friday, Oct. 1) in the Seattle PostGlobe.

Martha Baskin of Green Acre Radio focuses on the threats stormwater runoff poses to Puget Sound. You'll find information on stormwater and much more information on the Sound via Ecology's Puget Sound portal here.

In other stormwater-related news:
  • Boeing and EPA signed an agreement for building a new stormwater system to stop contamination in an area from reaching the Lower Duwamish River. Here's an EPA news release that includes information about Ecology's role, plus our web material on the Lower Duwamish.

  • The Peninsula Daily News offers this piece that notes the city of Port Angeles is poised to acquire part of the old Rayonier mill site. The property includes a water tank, which the city plans to use to help keep stormwater out of Port Angeles Harbor. The harbor and the Rayonier site are high priorities for cleanup under the Puget Sound Initiative.

  • And the Kitsap Sun notes that EPA fined the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for hazardous waste violations. Among the violations was leaving an open drum of paint solvent in an area where it could have spilled into the Sound. Here's the EPA news release.

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