Cannery Pier Hotel, private estate to pay nearly $1 million to cover cleanup of oil discharge into Columbia River

A historic luxury hotel in Astoria and a private estate would pay nearly $1 million in damages to the government for cleanup of oil that spilled into the Columbia River from a fuel tank beneath a partially collapsed pier, according to a consent decree filed in court Tuesday.

Between Jan. 12 and March 7, 2018, the U.S. Coast Guard responded to reports of bunker fuel oil discharges into the river from a 3,300-gallon steel storage tank beneath a pier downstream from the Cannery Pier Hotel, according to a government complaint.

Under the proposed consent decree, Cannery Pier Hotel and more at

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