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July 27, 2020

Tribe threatens suit over sewage spill

SEATTLE (AP) — Two years of Puget Sound sewage spills totaling more than 6 million gallons, have driven the Suquamish Tribe to threaten a lawsuit against King County for the violation of clean-water laws.

In a letter to King County officials last week, lawyers representing the tribe stated the tribe's intent to sue the county within 60 days for violation of the Clean Water Act because of sewage spills from its West Point Treatment Plant in 2018 and 2019, The Seattle Times reported. That's in addition to other violations of county permits reported by King County to its regulator, the state Department of Ecology.

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