One last roundup of Puget Sound news before the holidays...
First off, the Peninsula Daily News takes a look back at a massive oil spill that happened on Dec. 21, 1985, near Port Angeles. The newspaper’s coverage includes a gallery of historical photos.
The article details some of the changes that followed this spill in terms of response. For more information on how Ecology responds to and tries to prevent such incidents, see our Spills Program website. You can also follow Spills issues on Facebook.
Other items of interest:
- Here’s an update on the possibility of using the power of the Sound’s tides to produce electricity.
- Sampling work at an old mill site on Bellingham Bay will help steer cleanup there. Here’s an Ecology news release on the work, plus the Bellingham Herald’s take.
- And The Olympian offers this report on a baywide study done in the Shelton area. Oakland Bay is one of Ecology’s priority areas under the Puget Sound Initiative.