Friday, October 29, 2010

Around the Sound: Halloween edition -- all treats, no tricks!

By Seth Preston, Communications Manager, Toxics Cleanup Program

Sorry, I couldn’t resist the seasonal reference. Now on to the news …

The Seattle PostGlobe offers this story on the woes of Hood Canal, as reported by Martha Baskin of Green Acre Radio. And here’s a link to some work that Ecology has done related to Hood Canal issues.

Also, the Peninsula Daily News notes that a Nov. 5 conference in Port Townsend will focus on Hood Canal’s environmental and economic health.

  • The Bellingham Herald checks in on the new executive director at the Port of Bellingham. The article references the port’s plans to remake Bellingham’s waterfront district. Ecology and the port are working together to clean up a number of major sites around Bellingham Bay.

  • Speaking of the North Sound, here’s an Ecology news release about a spill this week at the ConocoPhillips refinery near Ferndale. Fortunately, it appears that none of the diesel fuel reached the Sound. The news release contains a link to more details about the incident.

  • The Peninsula Daily News updates on Ecology’s work on a contamination study for Port Angeles Harbor. And here’s more about our work in the Port Angeles area as part of the Puget Sound Initiative.

  • Finally, the Herald of Everett reports that the state ferry terminal now at Mukilteo could be moved to another location... or not.

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