"U.S. Justice Department Sues Over Puyallup River Pollution"

"The Justice Department has filed a civil suit against the owners of the Electron Hydroelectric Project for violating the Clean Water Act by polluting the Puyallup River.

The suit was filed against Electron Hydro, LLC, Wednesday at the request of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. District Court for the Western District.

At issue is a spill in the Puyallup River caused when Electron Hydro last July without authorization used old field turf from a nearby dump as an underlayment for a plastic liner placed in a channel. As part of a construction project, the river was diverted into that channel."

Lynda V. Mapes reports for the Seattle Times November 25, 2020.

Source: Seattle Times, 11/27/2020