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Pacific Producer

Pacific Producer

December 20, 2023

Ensuring Environmental Safety: State Takes Action After 18 Months We are pleased to see the state finally taking care of the Pacific Producer and its associated pollution risks after a long 18 months. While it took longer than we’d hoped,…

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Community Alert

Community Alert

December 20, 2023

Darling Ingredients is trying to reopen its animal rendering facility in the Port of Tacoma. This is the same facility that engulfed Tacoma in a putrid odor for days in 2019 and was closed by a large fire in 2022….

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Rising Paralytic Shellfish Poison Levels Prompt Beach Closures in Pierce County

Rising Paralytic Shellfish Poison Levels Prompt Beach Closures in Pierce County

October 24, 2023

On September 21, 2023, the Washington State Department of Health issued the first beach closure in Pierce County due to high levels of Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP). PSP, a toxin produced by certain algae, can be harmful when consumed. Beach closures due…

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‘We see this happen over and over:’ Burning of fishing boat on Commencement Bay raises concerns

‘We see this happen over and over:’ Burning of fishing boat on Commencement Bay raises concerns

October 24, 2023

TACOMA, Wash. — The burning of the Kodiak Enterprise has sparked concerns across Commencement Bay in Tacoma. The massive fishing vessel is owned by Trident Seafoods. Back in February of 2021, another Trident Seafoods-owned ship called the Aleutian Falcon caught fire while…

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Community complaints grow over problematic fishing vessel in Tacoma’s Foss Waterway

Community complaints grow over problematic fishing vessel in Tacoma’s Foss Waterway

October 24, 2023

TACOMA, Wash. — The Foss Waterway is a favorite location for Tacoma native Phyllis McElroy, who also works with the environmental watchdog Communities for a Healthy Bay. “I’ve seen the Foss Waterway go from a place where barnacles did not grow on boats…

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