Schnitzer faces stormwater run-off suit

Dec 09, 2008 | 10:17 AM | Michael Marley

A Pacific Northwest environmental group has its sights set on Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc., saying it plans to file a lawsuit against the company over stormwater run-off from the scrap metal exporter's yard in Portland, Ore.

The Northwest Environmental Defense Center (NEDC) has told Portland-based Schnitzer that it plans to file a federal Clean Water Act lawsuit against the company because the stormwater that washes over piles of scrap metals at the yard dumps pollutants into the nearby Williamette River.....

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