Cashmere based food processing company, Crunch Pak, reached a court approved settlement with non-profit Columbia Riverkeeper on Tuesday that will result in the company paying $150,000 to the Rose Foundation.

"This court approved settlement agreement is very important for the health of the Columbia River Basin," said Simone Anter, associate attorney with Columbia Riverkeeper. "Now because of our court approved settlement, Crunch Pak will reduce pollution runoff from its Cashmere, Washington food processing facility."

Columbia Riverkeeper sued Crunch Pak for violation of the federal Clean Water Act after Crunch Pak reportedly discharged copper, zinc and increased turbidity into the Wenatchee River, which flows into the Columbia River.

Columbia Riverkeep is a non-profit organization that works to protect water quality of the Columbia River.

We've reached out to Crunch Pak for comment and will update with what is provided to us.


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