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Evergreen International

Evergreen International, a Panamanian shipping line, violated pollution laws in the state of Washington and pleaded guilty in 2005 to more than 24 counts of illegal dumping and in other parts of the U.S. Evergreen has paid $25 million to five states for deliberately polluting the ocean. The pollution lawsuit settlement will award about $1.7 million to 14 conservation projects around Puget Sound and the projects will receive another $1.3 million in matching federal, state and private contributions. (Jul-05-06) [OLYMPIAN]

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Published on Jul-11-06


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