Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Cleaning Up: Follow the good news on cleanup sites

By Seth Preston, Communications Manager, Toxics Cleanup Program

Here at Ecology, Toxics Cleanup Program staff are putting the finishing touches on a number of cleanup sites around the state.

Part of that process is removing those sites from the Hazardous Sites List. The list shows all contaminated sites now assessed and ranked according to the types and amount of contamination at a site and the risks that contamination poses to the environment and people.

We call this “delisting,” and it includes holding a public comment period so people can share any thoughts about specific sites.

(Note: The Hazardous Sites List does NOT include all of Washington’s known or suspected contaminated sites – just the ones that have been assessed and ranked.)

We’ve had several delistings lately, with more to come:
Some colleagues and I use the Twitter hashtag #SiteClean2014 to let people know when we have a delisting to share.

Follow along!

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