A Seattle environmental group is threatening to sue Rayonier Inc. in federal court for allegedly violating the Clean Water Act — the 1972 law governing pollution of the nation’s surface waters

The Washington Public Interest Research Group has given Rayonier 60 days notice of intent to sue for the violations alleged to have occurred at the company’s Port Angeles 13th and M streets landfill.

Group Executive Director Robert Pregulman said stormwater running over the landfill picks up toxic chemicals, washing them through a wetland downstream and ultimately to the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Rayonier transported waste to its now-closed 13th and M Street landfill from its Ennis Street mill before being shut down in March 1997.

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