Electron Hydro Cannot Escape Puyallup River Contamination Suit

Electron Hydro LLC violated the Clean Water Act when it contaminated the Puyallup River during a construction project to maintain its power facilit...

September 1, 2023
9:24 PM

Electron Hydro LLC violated the Clean Water Act when it contaminated the Puyallup River during a construction project to maintain its power facility, a federal judge in Washington ruled. The United States, Puyallup Tribe of Indians, and environmental groups sued the hydroelectric company after polyethylene lining ruptured during a construction project, releasing turf, geotextiles (a permeable fabric), polyethylene lining, and crumb rubber into the river in July 2020. John C. Coughenour of the US District Court for the Western District of Washington agreed Thursday with the plaintiffs that Electron Hydro violated the CWA because discharging the field turf was not .

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