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March 18, 2013

Principle Metals LLC owner Bret Simpson was sentenced today to four months in prison for illegally discharging oil from the Davy Crockett barge into the Columbia River near Camas in late 2010 and early 2011 and failing to reporting the spills to authorities. Simpson pleaded guilty in July 2012 to the crimes, which spawned an eight-month, $22 million oil cleanup and salvage operation on the river.