Judge Finds Petroleum Company’s Discharges Of Zinc, Copper Violated Permit

Mealey's (October 7, 2015, 11:24 AM EDT) -- SEATTLE — A federal judge in Washington on Oct. 5 granted in part an environmental group’s motion for summary judgment, after finding that a petroleum company’s discharges of storm water contained levels of zinc and copper that were in excess of limits allowed by its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit (Puget Soundkeeper Alliance v. Rainier Petroleum Corporation, No. C14-831RSM, W.D. Wash.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 135709).

(Order available. Document #08-151009-035R.)

U.S. Judge Ricardo S. Martinez of the Western District of Washington also found that...
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