Thursday, March 4, 2010

Around the Sound: A busy day for spills responders, plus more ...

By Seth Preston, Communications Manager, Toxics Cleanup Program

Ecology spills responders were in high gear because of three incidents Wednesday (March 3).

The state-funded emergency response tug helped tow a drifting tanker into safe harbor at Tacoma. Here’s our news release, as well as a report from Chris Dunagan’s blog for the Kitsap Sun. This incident is just one more reminder of how important it is for the Sound’s sake to have a tug available to respond to emergencies.

Also, Ecology responded to reports of a sheen in Bellingham Bay near Boulevard Park. Here’s our release, along with a Bellingham Herald article.

And here’s a story from the Journal of the San Juans about a boat sinking in Friday Harbor, which caused a fuel spill there.

Bonus items:

* The Herald in Everett reports on the city’s plan to clean up a contaminated site near a major redevelopment area.

* Finally, Ecology announced an agreement with Boeing to investigate two properties along the Duwamish Waterway that the company owns.

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