Enviro Says Timber Co. Polluting Wash. River

Law360, New York (July 11, 2012, 4:05 PM EDT) -- An environmental watchdog group launched a suit against the nation’s second-largest timber company Tuesday, claiming one of its sawmills is dumping pollutants into Washington state’s Chehalis River in violation of the Clean Water Act.

Waste Action Project's federal complaint claims that Sierra Pacific Industry’s Centralia, Wash., facility has been discharging stormwater contaminated with copper, zinc and other pollutants since November 2008, further dirtying a waterway already designated on the state’s list of so-called impaired rivers.

“The recreational, economic, aesthetic and/or health interests of Waste Action Project...
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