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Tribe, Groups Sue Navy Over Ship Cleaning in Puget Sound
SEATTLE (AP) — The Suquamish Tribe and two environmental groups are suing the U.S. Navy, saying it sent harmful pollutants into Puget Sound when it cleaned a decommissioned aircraft carrier near Bremerton.
The mothballed 60,000-ton USS Independence was cleaned in waters near Bremerton, Washingt…
Federal Role Crucial for Iconic Waterway Cleanups
TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration says it's time for state and local governments to pay for cleanups of iconic but polluted waterways such as the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound.
But supporters of those programs say the cleanups are already a tea…
Commercial Geoduck Diver Dies in Puget Sound
GIG HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a 36-year-old commercial geoduck diver has died in Puget Sound.
The Pierce County Sheriff's Office said on Twitter that the sheriff's office dive team responded to a report Tuesday afternoon of an unresponsive diver near Fox Island...
Washington Leaders Urge Budget Support for Puget Sound
SEATTLE (AP) — Three dozen members of Congress are calling on President Donald Trump not to eliminate money for Puget Sound and other bodies of water.
U.S. Representatives Derek Kilmer, Denny Heck and Dave Reichert, all of Washington, are among those who signed a bipartisan letter to the presid…
Flooded Wastewater Plant Relies on Sewage-eating Bugs
SEATTLE (AP) — Managers at a flooded wastewater-treatment plant in Seattle that is dumping raw sewage into Puget Sound are counting on bugs to get the plant back up and running normally.
The Seattle Times reports millions of gallons of raw sewage and stormwater have flowed into Puget Sound sinc…
Groups Sue Feds to Force Washington to Protect Puget Sound
SEATTLE (AP) — An environmental group is suing the federal government to force Washington state to do more to protect Puget Sound from polluted runoff from roads, farms, logging and boats.
The lawsuit, filed Wednesday, seeks to force the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Oceanic and At…
Proposed Regulation Would Stop Sewage Dumping in Puget Sound
SEATTLE (AP) — A new rule proposed by the state Department of Ecology would prevent vessels from dumping raw or partially treated sewage in Puget Sound.
The Seattle Times reports that the regulation would require any vessel with a permanent toilet to store its waste until it could be pumped ash…
Navy to Step Up Training in Northwest
BREMERTON (AP) — The Navy has announced it is increasing its training activities in Pacific Northwest waters.
The Kitsap Sun reports that the activity will take place in waters stretching from Northern California to southeastern Alaska, including the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound...

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