Washington Wastewater Plant Polluting Puget Sound, Lawsuit Says

April 8, 2021, 6:47 PM

Contaminants from a municipal wastewater treatment facility in Washington state are polluting nearby Puget Sound, an environmental advocacy group says in a new lawsuit in federal district court.

The contaminants leaving the Lynnwood, Wash., facility exceed the amounts allowed by its state-issued permit, and may be increasing the amount of total suspended solids in regulated waters, Waste Action Project says in its Wednesday filing in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

The city of Lynnwood’s violations have happened periodically since 2016, and are likely to recur, affecting the health of Puget Sound and Browns Bay, the...

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