SOURCE CONTROL: THE FIRST STEP IN CLEANING UP COMMENCEMENT BAY
Abstract:The Washington State Department of Ecology's efforts to reduce the flow of pollution to Commencement Bay sediments, a federal Superfund site, caused metals concentrations in the bay to decrease by a factor of 10 between 1984 and 1997. This accomplishment demonstrates that major water quality improvements are possible in a heavily industrialized area. By focusing intensively on pollution problems one property at a time, department staff reversed decades of pollution dating back to the turn of the century.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2000
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