Water quality penalty
In Feb. 2022, we issued Weyerhaeuser Lumber a $40,000 penalty for water quality permit violations. The mill violated its permit 42 times for stormwater since October 2020.
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The facility releasing pollution above what is allowed has the potential to impact the environment and human health. Stormwater ultimately discharges to the Columbia River, which is home to many aquatic species including endangered salmon and steelhead. When not properly managed, stormwater can carry muddy water, debris, and chemicals into local waterways. These pollutants can harm aquatic life and reduce water quality.
Weyerhaeuser has appealed the penalty to the Pollution Control Hearings Board.
Water quality penalty payments are placed into the state’s Coastal Protection Fund, which provides grants to public agencies and tribes for water quality restoration projects.
This is a lumber mill and log export facility. It sends wastewater to the Nippon Dynawave pulp and paper mill for treatment. Nippon then sends the treated wastewater to the Columbia River.
The Southwest Clean Air Agency regulates the mill's air quality activities. Visit the Southwest Clean Air Agency website or call 360-574-3058 for more information.
Location: 1999 Industrial Way, Longview, Washington