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April 2, 2021

$222K settlement in Everett oil spill

EVERETT (AP) — An Everett plastic film manufacturer will pay more than $222,000 to settle fines for two oil spills that polluted a stormwater pond and tainted local wildlife near an Everett creek.

In July 2018, an Achilles USA employee dropped a moving tote with lubricating oil at the company's south Everett facility, causing the container to rupture and spill into the building's storm water system, The Daily Herald reported. The oil was then flushed into a retention pond outside.

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