Several Mid-Columbia farms and businesses were fined by the Washington State Department of Ecology in the first three months of the year.
JDC Michel Farms of Othello burned 10 acres of wheat stubble without an ag burn permit and was fined $5,000, according to the state.
The burn caused a wildfire on adjacent property, it said.
General Transport of Grandview delivered petroleum to a facility that did not display a tag showing it was in compliance with underground storage tank regulations and was fined $1,500, according to the state.
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Harris Transportation of Portland also received a $1,500 fine for delivering petroleum to a Richland facility without the same type of tag, according to the state.
Cliffstar Corp. of Walla Walla violated water quality permit limits for pH, causing a chemical imbalance in waste water sent to the Walla Walla treatment plant and was fined $3,000, according to the state.
The company also failed to submit the required engineering report, it said.
The first quarter fines also included $20,000 for B&G Farms, as reported by the Herald in January.
It violated Washington's water quality laws by not preventing extreme erosion on farm land known as Smyrna Bench, according to the state. Soil from the land smothered fish habitat and polluted Lower Crab Creek with mud, it said.