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Companies to Pay $588,000 Over Seattle Waterway Oil Pollution

Jan. 25, 2023, 9:42 PM

Seattle-based transportation companies illegally discharged oil into the Lower Duwamish River and Elliott Bay, the United States alleged in a new complaint seeking to hold the companies liable for the cleanup costs of the affected areas.

According to a consent decree filed along with the complaint, the parties already reached a settlement agreement that requires the companies to pay about $31,528 to the United States and $556,250 for natural resource damages. They also must fund a portion of a restoration project, the decree says.

Lynden Transport Inc., Knick Construction Co., Douglas Management Co., and other construction and transportation companies contaminated ...