Ecology Youth Corps hiring teens for summer jobs in King, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties

The Washington Department of Ecology’s Northwest Regional Office plans to hire 70 teenagers across Northwest Washington this summer as part of the Ecology Youth Corps.
Teens chosen for the program will be assigned to one of six crews based in King, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties.

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Updating the water quality permit for boatyards

Boatyards do a lot of important but dirty work to repair and maintain boats, such as pressure washing, painting, engine repair, welding and grinding. This work can release chemicals such as copper, lead and zinc, and if the chemicals get into waterways they can harm aquatic life and are difficult and expensive to remove.

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Spokane River task force advances fight on toxics

A Spokane River group leading efforts to find and eliminate toxic chemicals has prevented 283 pounds of cancer-causing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from entering the river.

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High levels of cadmium and lead found in children’s jewelry accessories

Testing by the Washington Department of Ecology revealed high levels of the heavy metals cadmium and lead in several necklaces sold as accessories packaged with girls’ dresses.

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Pierce Co. draft shoreline plan open for your review

The long-awaited draft Shoreline Master Program for Pierce County is now open for review through the Washington Department of Ecology.

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One million lights recycled through LightRecycle

Washingtonians have recycled more than one million fluorescent tubes, CFLs, HID lamps and other mercury-containing lights since the new LightRecycle Washington program launched Jan. 1, 2015.

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Trabajos de verano para los Adolescentes del Centro de Washington

La Oficina de la Región Central del Departamento de Ecología del Estado de Washington tiene planes de emplear a 72 adolescentes durante el verano por todo Washington Central como parte del programa de Ecology Youth Corps (EYC, por sus siglas en inglés).

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Summer jobs for Central Washington teens

The Washington Department of Ecology’s Central Regional Office in Union Gap plans to hire 72 teenagers throughout Central Washington this summer as part of the Ecology Youth Corps.

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Assessing oil spill risks on Columbia River and Puget Sound

The way oil is transported through Washington continues to change, and so do the risks for oil spills. More vessels are transporting oil through state waters, increasing the risk of a catastrophic oil spill.

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Public input spurs updates to Clean Air Rule

The Washington Department of Ecology plans to update the draft Clean Air Rule it proposed in January after engaging with stakeholders and gathering feedback.

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