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Winlock Company Fined for 2015 Spill
OLYMPIA (AP) — The Washington Department of Ecology is seeking more than $30,000 from a Winlock company as reimbursement for the cost of responding to a spill after a fire destroyed a warehouse last year.
The state agency announced Tuesday that it also has issued Olympic Trading Corporation a $…
Workers Begin Removing Nuclear Waste From Hanford Tank
KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Workers have started removing nuclear waste from a leaking tank at the Hanford Site just one day before a state of Washington deadline.
The Tri-City Herald reports that Hanford workers began pumping waste from the nuclear reservation's oldest double-shell tank …
Gov. Gregoire Extends Eastern Washington Burn Ban
OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire tonight extended a burn ban for all counties east of the Cascade crest, prohibiting all outdoor burning through midnight Sunday, Sept. 30. An emergency proclamation declaring a State of Emergency remains in effect, and allows continued air support from Washington&…
Yakima Waste Water A Money Maker
Waste not is the idea behind a new strategy for wastewater here in Yakima.
Our News Partner KIMA Action News has learned the city of Yakima found a way to turn your waste into a money maker. "It starts in people's homes, businesses, schools...
Department Of Ecology Plans On Hiring Yakima Teens
The Department of Ecology's (Ecology) Central Regional Office in Yakima plans to hire about 60 teens throughout Central Washington this summer to help clean up area roadsides, parks and recreation areas. Ecology Youth Corps (EYC) members also will learn how to better care for the environme…
Kittitas County Resident Fine For Damaging Manastash Creek Bed
A Kittitas County resident has been fined for changing the channel of Manastash Creek and causing extensive damage to the shoreline and creek bed on property northwest of the creek at Brown Road.
Trees and other vegetation were removed from 700 feet of the shoreline, and the course of the creek w…