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Whatcom industrial site owners fined nearly $1M for dangerous waste violations

Department of Ecology fine comes in wake of multi-million dollar EPA cleanups

Above-ground storage tanks, containment areas and other structures that were being unlawfully used to store dangerous waste on the Treoil industrial site.
Above-ground storage tanks, containment areas and other structures that were being unlawfully used to store dangerous waste on the Treoil industrial site in March 2017. Those structure were removed during a second multi-million dollar EPA cleanup of the site in 2022. (Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Ecology)
By Isaac Stone Simonelli Enterprise/Investigations Reporter
The Washington Department of Ecology issued a $900,000 fine to Treoil Industrial site’s owners
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