Port of Olympia Launches Research Vessel to Address Legacy Pollution

Port of Olympia Launches Research Vessel to Address Legacy Pollution

The Port of Olympia has deployed a research vessel to determine the scope of legacy pollution in Budd Inlet. Launched Jan. 8, the research vessel is tasked with collecting sediment samples in the inlet over the next two months for lab analysis. The results would help the port develop a cleanup plan. “The Port of Olympia recognizes the importance of addressing legacy pollutants in Budd Inlet,” port Director of Strategic Initiatives and Commission Affairs Camille St. Onge said. “We understand our responsibility to the community and the environment,” she added. “While we are obligated by the Department of Ecology to…
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