Exchange of letters between Spokane Tribe of Indians and EPA regarding NPDES permits and DO TMDL implementation.
Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) announcement of public a 60-day opportunity to review and comment on the draft water quality discharge permit for the new Spokane County Regional Water Reclamation Facility.
Ecology news release announcing final NPDES permits issued to City of Spokane, the Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District, and Kaiser Aluminum in Trentwood.
At Inland Empire Plant’s in the Valley, ink from recycling newspapers containing tiny amounts of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) are discharged into the Spokane River. Can the community work with IEP and EPA to address the issue? The Spokesman Review reports.
A consortium of recreation, environmental and conservation groups have joined forces to promote a River Rally Sunday, August 21st that’s about both celebrating summer and making a clear statement: No Docks at the Rock. “If it floats, you’re ready” say event organizers.
Regulatory jousting over Spokane River water quality continues. Sierra Club files 60-day notice of intent to sue EPA for not forcing Ecology to develop a PCB water cleanup plan. Meanwhile, Kaiser has appealed their pollution discharge permit.