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Suit alleges candidate’s company violated clean water rules


August 9, 2017

City Council candidate James Yoo says he expects to settle a lawsuit alleging his company – Ace Metal Corporation – has failed to comply with federal water quality standards for stormwater it discharges into Big Gulch Creek.

“It’s just a minor infraction,” Yoo said. “I’m not worried about it. We’ll come up with some kind of compromise.”

The Seattle-based Puget Soundkeeper Alliance filed the suit in April in U.S. District Court in Seattle. A trial is set for November 2018, but Alliance staff attorney Katelyn Kinn said it likely won’t get to that point.

“Almost all of t...

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