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Waterfront recycling plant operated without correct permits for months

Port of Bellingham working to acquire correct stormwater permits

A pile of scrap metal stands tall at the ABC Recycling site on the waterfront along the Whatcom Waterway as construction vehicles idle at the site.
The ABC Recycling site at Bellingham's waterfront, which began operations in 2022, has been operating under the wrong permits through the Port of Bellingham. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Julia Lerner Staff Reporter
The controversial ABC Recycling facility on the Port of Bellingham’s waterfront has been working w

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