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Columbia Steel Agrees to Pay $500,000 to Settle Pollution Suit

Nov. 23, 2021, 4:48 PM

Columbia Steel Inc. has agreed to minimize storm water pollution and pay about $500,000 to settle a lawsuit over operations at its California facility, according to a filing in a federal court in the state.

The company will send $75,000 to the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment to support local wetlands restoration and preservation, the proposed consent decree says. It will also pay Inland Empire Waterkeeper and Orange County Coastkeeper $434,000 for attorneys’ fees and costs, according to the filing in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

The conservation groups said in their lawsuit ...