Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Sampling expected to yield answers on Budd Inlet dioxin levels

Some time this summer, we should have a detailed picture of dioxin contamination in the lower Budd Inlet marine sediments.
Part of me wants to say: “What’s taken so long?” Widespread dioxin contamination was first discovered on the Olympia waterfront a full six years ago during sediment sampling conducted by the Port of Olympia in advance of a scheduled dredging project for the navigation channel and marine terminal shipping berths at the port docks.
Another part of me wants to say: “Finally, some progress toward the eventual cleanup of dioxin-tainted sediments.”
Read more here: http://www.theolympian.com/2013/03/15/2463703/sampling-expected-to-yield-answers.html#storylink=cpy

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