EPA levied $4.9 million in penalties in Northwest in 2010

SEATTLE – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it assessed $4.9 million in penalties in the Northwest and Alaska in 2010.

The total amount for Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Alaska is up from 2009, when roughly $3 million in penalties were assessed.

The EPA said Monday that companies performed about $107 million worth of pollution control and cleanup as a result of its enforcement actions in the region.