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January 14, 2015 at 6:01 PM

Illegal-dumping charges filed against owner of tank-removal company

The state Attorney General’s Office has filed charges against the owner of a Seattle tank removal and repair company for allegedly dumping at least 20,000 gallons of wastewater into the public sewer system. Thomas Wise, the owner of Tank Wise, a company located in South Seattle, was charged in King County Superior Court with first-degree defrauding…

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Comments | More in Environment | Topics: Attorney General's Office, Environmental Protection Agency

April 8, 2014 at 8:37 PM

1,000 containers of hazardous chemicals at Green Lake house

Containers of hazardous materials were found in a Green Lake house. (Environmental Protection Agency) Clean-up crews removed some of an estimated 1,000 containers of hazardous chemicals from a house in Seattle’s Green Lake neighborhood today, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. After finding a large number of containers in the house, located near 65th Street and…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Environmental Protection Agency, green lake

March 28, 2012 at 3:58 PM

EPA chief Jackson to speak at UW commencement

Environmental Protection Agency chief Lisa Jackson will be the University of Washington’s commencement speaker June 9 at CenturyLink Field. UW President Michael K. Young said it is especially fitting to have Jackson speak because the UW was named the greenest school in the nation by Sierra Magazine last fall. The UW also received a $40 million…

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Comments | More in Education, General news | Topics: Environmental Protection Agency, University of Washington