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Spill of artificial turf materials into Washington river leads to charge against U.S. company

Pieces still being found three years later

February 28, 2023  By Turf & Rec

A U.S. hydroelectric dam operation has been charged and fined following a spill of synthetic field turf into the Puyallop River in Washington in 2020. Electron Hydro LLC is to pay $1 million for projects aimed at restoring salmon habitat. A local Indigenous band say biologists continue to find pieces of artificial turf and crumb rubber in the river.


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