Wash. metals recycler fined for alleged water pollution

Jul 25, 2012 | 11:47 AM | Lisa Gordon

Tags  Independent Metals, Larry Brewer, Duwamish Waterway, Washington Department of Ecology, metals recycler, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — Independent Metals Co. has been fined by a state agency in Washington for allegedly permitting polluted stormwater to run into the Duwamish Waterway.

The violations have since been corrected, the Washington Department of Ecology said.

The Seattle-based company was fined $14,000 after polluted stormwater made its way into the waterway from the metals recycler’s processing and storage facility.....

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