LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A Longview, Washington grain terminal pays practically $1 million after settling a lawsuit with the Columbia Riverkeeper that claimed the terminal operated with out crucial permits meant to observe river air pollution.
Export Grain Terminal, LLC., which operates a grain terminal out of the Port of Longview, pays Seeding Justice $715,000 to learn water high quality tasks after it settled with Columbia Riverkeeper on June 14 within the U.S. District Court docket.
It would additionally pay $220,000 to cowl the Riverkeeper’s authorized prices, the Longview Each day Information reported.
The lawsuit claims EGT violated the Clear Water Act by not getting an industrial storm water allow that may have required it to observe and report discharges from its facility.
EGT disputed the claims in a press release Wednesday, including the Division of Ecology advised EGT it didn’t want the commercial allow to function.
“EGT is dedicated to be being a superb company residents, making operational choices constructed on a basis of moral management, accountability and environmental stewardship,” EGT stated.
Within the settlement, EGT agreed to get the allow, ship quarterly experiences of storm water discharges to Riverkeeper for 3 years, draft a air pollution prevention plan and reroute one in all its spouts away from the Columbia River.
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