Toxic and Nuclear Waste Cleanup
WASTE WATCHDOG GROUPS IN WASHINGTON STATE
Nonprofit citizen's group working on Hanford cleanup and nuclear waste issues.
Seattle Office: 1305-4th Ave. Ste 208 Seattle WA 98101/206-382-1014
- Dawn Watch
Nonprofit citizen's group working on Dawn Mining cleanup and nuclear waste issues.
- Waste Action Project
Nonprofit citizen's group working on waste issues.
- Rayonier Hazardous Waste Cleanup Project
Darlene Schanfald, Project Director, Olympic Environmental Council
3632 O'Brien Road, Port Angeles WA 98362; 360-417-0855 (Phone & FAX)
Hanford Update/Tri-Party Agreement Dept. of Ecology, PO Box 47600, Olympia WA 98504. A bulletin on Hanford cleanup and compliance. Includes a calendar of various public and agency meetings
WASHINGTON STATE: LEGISLATION
WASHINGTON STATE: WASTE SITES
WASHINGTON STATE: NEW LOCATIONS
- Model Toxics Control Act
There are currently over 8100 contaminated sites in Washington State identified by the Department of Ecology. "By far, the largest number of contaminated sites are the result of leaking underground petroleum storage tanks and dispensing systems, primarily commercial gas stations and heating oil tanks".
The Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) was passed by voters in 1988, (as Initiative I-97), as a way to implement cleanup of hazardus waste sites within washington State. This Rule is currently being revised,
with some good and some bad prospects. This link takes you to the MTCA web page, with links to the Ecology Website, and WEC comments on the proposed changes.
OVER THE UNITED STATES
A CANADIAN PERSPECTIVE ON THE US