Tacoma recycling company fined for second time in 5 months for toxic spill in bay



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TACOMA, Washington — For the second time in five months, the state has fined a Tacoma recycling company for spilling toxic waste.

The News Tribune newspaper reports (http://is.gd/yhw1kE ) the state Department of Ecology has investigated 19 incidents at Emerald Services since February 2014.

The most recent penalty came in April for $68,000. State officials said the spillage of about 100 gallons of a "dangerous waste solvent" was the result of employee error at the facility on the Tacoma tideflats.

Emerald Services is appealing the fine.

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This story has been corrected to show that the spill was at the facility, not into Commencement Bay.


Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com

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