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Comments sought on Kent site investigation and cleanup options

Proposed cleanup strategies for contaminated areas beneath a hazardous waste processing facility in Kent could include an underground barrier, on-site groundwater treatment or long-term monitoring. Ecology seeks public comment through Nov. 14, 2017, on an cleanup options for Stericycle/BEI (formerly PSC, operating as Burlington Environmental LLC) at 20245 77th Ave. S. (October 16 news release)

Draft plan designed to address ocean shoreline uses

In the future, Washington could receive requests for a host of new projects along the Pacific coast that include renewable energy, dredging disposal, mining, marine product harvesting, military uses, and offshore aquaculture operations. Ecology has been leading a state effort to plan and prepare for these potential new coastal uses. (October 13 news release)

Electronics recycler fined $67,500 for violating dangerous waste laws

Ecology has fined Seattle-based electronics recycler Total Reclaim, Inc. $67,500 for illegally storing hundreds of thousands of pounds of flat screen TVs and monitors. Washington law requires e-waste to be either recycled or disposed of as dangerous waste in a timely manner. (October 12 news release)

New rule to make Puget Sound a No Discharge Zone ready for public review

To help protect shellfish beds, swimming beaches, and vulnerable natural areas, the Washington Department of Ecology has proposed a rule to protect the Puget Sound from vessels dumping raw or treated sewage. (October 6 news release)


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