oil spills

Oil Spill Cleanup Now Detailed in 22 Ecology Plans

Jul 1, 2015

When a large oil spill occurs in Washington, the state department of ecology follows detailed response plans when possible. The department just completed nine new plans for specific watersheds, by request of the 2014 legislature.

Lawmakers asked for the plans over concerns about the influx of oil trains traveling the state. Ecology preparedness planner Wendy Buffett says they need to send response as soon as they hear about an oil spill, and the plans help.

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Rowan Moore Gerety / Northwest News Network