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Ecology Department Writing Water Pollution Tickets

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SEATTLE, Wash. - Inspectors for the Washington State Ecology Department are beginning to write water pollution tickets at industrial and construction sites with storm-water or run-off violations.

Tickets carry fines of $500 to $3,000.

Inspectors say tickets are a new way to quickly respond to violations at the 44-hundred sites with water quality permits.

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