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Anacortes derailment once again raises concerns of environmental damage to Western Washington 2023-03-17
Scientists try to keep up with chemical blizzard entering Puget Sound

The plants sterilize sewage and remove solids and organic materials from it. But they were never designed to remove things like antibiotics, cosmetics, hormones, pharmaceuticals, and other consumer products that wash down household drains.

“The latest estimate of the number of chemicals…

Chemicals 'of concern' flowing into Puget Sound, affecting marine life, scientists say

"I would say the number of chemicals that are in the environment are of concern," said Ruth Sofield, a professor of environmental toxicology at Western Washington University.

The Puget Sound is too often a dumping ground for hundreds of chemicals, according to…

WWU researchers find potentially harmful levels of pollutants in the Salish Sea’s edible seaweeds 2022-09-26
WWU's Ruth Sofield named to Puget Sound Partnership Science Panel 2018-12-11
Three Western students Win First Place in Environmental Challenge Competition 2018-07-05
WWU, Ecology team to train future cleanup experts

As a college student, Susannah Edwards toured the Everett Shipyard cleanup site on Port Gardner Bay.

Now she's working on cleaning up the shipyard as an Ecology employee.

Susannah, a sediment specialist in training in the Toxics Cleanup Program, joined Ecology in October…

Faculty lauded for excellence at annual awards 2014-05-16
Faculty awards set for May 14 2014-04-18
Huxley College students to study contaminated site in Anacortes 2010-02-02
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