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January 30, 2017 Seattle Iron and Metals Corp.fined $64,000 for polluting Duwamish River
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ARTICLE DESCRIPTION:

information from Washington Department of Ecology

The Washington Department of Ecology has fined Seattle Iron and Metals Corp. $64,000 for discharging stormwater with excessive levels of several pollutants into the Duwamish River in Seattle.

The recycling business at 601 South Myrtle St. recovers metal from cars and other machinery. Under an Ecology water quality permit, the company operates a treatment system to remove pollutants from stormwater that drains from 6.5 acres of the property before discharging treated water into the river.

The company’s monitoring records showed 27 violations of pollutant limits in water treated by its system from February 2015 through December 2016. On parts of June 20 and 21, 2016, stormwater was allowed to bypass the treatment system, which resulted in 4 additional violations. Seattle Iron and Metals also failed to submit monitoring reports for the fourth quarter in 2015.

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