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Exxon Mobil, Shipyard Owner to Pay for Seattle River Restoration

Jan. 14, 2021, 9:47 PM

Exxon Mobil Corp. and shipyard owner and operator Vigor Industrial LLC agreed to pay about $816,000 and help restore habitats affected by hazardous substance and oil pollution in the Lower Duwamish River in Washington state, according to a proposal filed Thursday in federal district court in Seattle.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Interior Department, Washington state, Suquamish Tribe, and Muckleshoot Indian Tribe sued the companies for natural resource damages and the cost of assessing the extent of the damages in the river and Elliott Bay.

The parties’ proposed consent decree was filed in U.S. District Court for the Western...

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