Come the post-dinner hour, nevertheless, Marcotte begins operating within the shadowy world of smuggled soap.

Come the post-dinner hour, nevertheless, Marcotte begins operating within the shadowy world of smuggled soap.

Spokane County in July adopted a total that is near on product sales of water-softening phosphates in dishwasher detergent — the very first within the country — so as to slow the flood of toxins that is sucking air out from the endangered Spokane River, smothering its seafood.

The problem, Marcotte and several of her neighbors state, is that most low-phosphate detergents are wimps when it comes to fighting greasy pots and spaghetti-crusted plates. The muscular Electrasols so she has become a detergent outlaw, driving 45 minutes across the Idaho state line to pick up secret stashes of the old, bad dish cleansers: the brutish cascades.

Leer másCome the post-dinner hour, nevertheless, Marcotte begins operating within the shadowy world of smuggled soap.