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BNSF Railway to Pay $75,000 for Water Quality Violations

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — State officials say BNSF Railway will pay $75,000 to settle a 2015 penalty for water quality violations.

The Department of Ecology said Monday the railway agreed to the fine for placing creosote-treated railroad ties in water during maintenance projects in Whatcom and Skagit counties...

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State Fines Feds, Contractor for Mishandling Hanford Waste

HANFORD, Wash. (AP) — State regulators have fined the federal government and one of its contractors $50,000 for mishandling hazardous waste at Hanford...

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State Adopts ‘Fish Consumption Rule’ After Years of Debate

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state regulators have adopted new clean-water rules tied partly to how much fish people eat, ending years of heated debate over how clean the state's waters should be...

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Plan Would Ban Boats From Releasing Sewage into Puget Sound

SEATTLE (AP) — Boaters and vessel operators would not be able to release sewage, treated or untreated, into Puget Sound under a proposal by Washington state regulators...

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Washington State Aims to Limit Carbon Pollution

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's largest industrial polluters would be required to reduce carbon emissions gradually over time under a proposed rule...

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Selah Tables Plans for New Park After Arsenic Found in Soil

 

SELAH, Wash. (AP) — A Yakima County city's plans for a new park have been stalled after arsenic was found in the soil.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that Selah officials have put plans for a playground for people with disabilities on hold after state Department of Ecology tests found arsenic levels in the soil exceed legal limits.

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State Employee Accused of Stealing From Celebration Fund

 

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — An environmental specialist with the state Department of Ecology has pleaded not guilty to stealing more than $17,000 from an employee celebration fund.

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State Proposes New Fish Consumption Rule

 

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Department of Ecology has released a new fish consumption rule that contains a more protective cancer risk rate.

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Washington to Limit Carbon Pollution From Largest Facilities

 

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington regulators have proposed capping greenhouse gas emissions from the state's largest industrial emitters.

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State Drought Declaration Won’t be Extended into Next Year

 

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state officials have decided to let the statewide drought declaration expire at the end of this year.

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