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August 8, 2019

Hotel, estate to pay $1M over oil spill

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — A proposed consent decree filed in court says a historic luxury hotel in Astoria, Oregon, and a private estate would pay nearly $1 million in damages to the government for cleanup of oil that spilled into the Columbia River from a fuel tank beneath a partially collapsed pier.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports a government complaint says between Jan. 12 and March 7, 2018, the U.S. Coast Guard responded to reports of bunker fuel oil discharges into the river from a 3,300-gallon steel storage tank beneath a pier downstream from the Cannery Pier Hotel.


 
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