Monday, June 20, 2011

Around the Sound: Radio interview on Port Gardner Cleanup, plus big spill drill

By Seth Preston, Communication Managers, Toxics Cleanup Program

KSER Radio (90.7 FM) in Everett is featuring an interview today and Tuesday (June 20-21) with Ecology’s baywide coordinator for cleanup work in and around Port Gardner Bay.

Andy Kallus spoke last week with Karen Erickson, host of KSER’s “Seein’ Green” program, about Ecology’s work with local partners like the Port of Everett on cleaning up 10 sites around Port Gardner.

That's a photo of Andy, working last year as an independent contractor during cleanup and recovery efforts in the Gulf of Mexico.

We’ve posted an MP3 of the interview here on Ecology’s website – look under the Spotlight column and click on “KSER Radio interview about cleanups.”

Port Gardner Bay is one of seven high-priority bays that Ecology has identified under the Puget Sound Initiative. Learn more about the bays and the initiative here.

In other news:

This week, Ecology, the U.S. Coast Guard and a number of other participants will conduct a large spill drill near Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island.

Here’s an Ecology news release about the drill, plus an article in the Whidbey Examiner newspaper.

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