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Senator Murray Announces up to $15 Million in Recovery Funding for Washington State Superfund Clean-up

Apr 15 2009

Funding will be used to accelerate hazardous waste clean-ups across Washington state

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that up to $15 million has been released for Washington state Superfund sites.  These funds, included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will be used to accelerate hazardous waste clean-up at Washington state sites.

“Investing in hazardous waste cleanup in Washington state creates jobs and strengthens local economies,” said Senator Patty Murray. “This funding allows Washington state to accelerate the removal of hazardous waste from our environment.”

As a senior member of the Senate committees that fund and oversee environmental protection, Murray worked to ensure that iivestments in cleaning up Superfund sites were a key component of the Recovery Act.  Senator Murray voted to pass the Recovery Act on February 13th. The bill was signed into law by President Obama on February 17th.

Washington state funding breakdown:

Tacoma:  Commencement Bay, STC; Well 12A              $5 - $10m

Bainbridge Island:  Wyckoff/Eagle Harbor                          Up to $5m

Total:     Up to $15m