Posts for category ‘Ecology’

PUD Offers Tips for Weathering the Cold Spell
denisegl | November 23, 2010 | 11:14 am

Snohomish County PUD offers the following advice to keep your energy consumption under control during this week’s cold spell and still be comfortable and safe: You’ll use less energy and will still keep your home warm if you set your thermostat no higher than 68 degrees during the day and no lower than 55 degrees at night. Elderly customers or those with small babies may want to keep their homes warmer. Please see more details for vital information that could safe a life. Read more »

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Cleanup projects progressing around Port Gardner Bay
denisegl | September 15, 2010 | 9:09 am

Cleanup work continues to move ahead at several sites around Port Gardner Bay in Everett.  The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) identified Port Gardner Bay as a high-priority, “early-action” cleanup area under the Puget Sound Initiative (PSI). That’s an effort by local, tribal, state and federal governments, business, agricultural and environmental communities, scientists, and the public to restore and protect the health of the Sound.  Ecology is managing or assisting with the cleanup of 10 sites contaminated with gasoline, diesel fuel, metals, and other substances. An Ecology team is working with the Port of Everett, other site owners, area tribes, and others to help shape the cleanups.  “We’ve made great progress on our cleanup work,” said Andy Kallus, Ecology’s baywide project manager for Port Gardner.  “In addition to getting started on cleanup plans for Riverside Business Park, we currently have cooperative cleanup agreements with liable parties for seven of the 10 PSI sites. Field investigation work is under way or done at five of those sites.”  Read more »

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