Barge scrapper indicted on pollution charges
Sep 30, 2011 | 03:54 PM
| Michael Marley
PHILADELPHIA The owner of a central Washington state scrap company has been charged with two counts of violating the federal Clean Water Act by letting oil from a barge he was scrapping escape into the Columbia River.
Bret A. Simpson, owner of Principle Metals LLC, Ellensburg, Wash., was indicted by a federal grand jury for unlawfully discharging oil into the Columbia River near Camas, Wash., between Dec. 3, 2010, and Jan. 28, 2011, the U.S. Attorneys Office for western Washington said in a statement. The second count accuses Simpson of failing to notify authorities of the oil discharge.....
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