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Settlement Ensures that Lawrence Addresses Wastewater and Stormwater Discharges

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 30, 2015)

Under the terms of a Consent Decree lodged today in federal court to address violations of the Clean Water Act, the City of Lawrence will focus efforts on conditions that result in sewer overflows and contaminated stormwater. The Consent Decree is the result of a federal enforcement action brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of ...

EPA requires Southern California metal finishers to stop illegal hazardous waste releases, wastewater discharges

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 14, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today the resolution of a series of enforcement actions at five Southern California metal finishing companies which will collectively pay more than $223,700 in civil penalties for hazardous waste and Clean Water Act violations. The violations were uncovered during inspections conducted at ...

EPA, Justice Department and State of California require Lehigh Cement to cut toxic discharges to San Francisco Bay

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 29, 2015)

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Justice and the State of California announced a settlement requiring the Lehigh cement plant near Cupertino to reduce toxic discharges of selenium and other metals to Permanente Creek, a tributary of San Francisco Bay. The facility, owned by Hanson Permanente Cement Inc. and ...

Major Egg Producer to Reduce Water Pollution Discharges at Mississippi Facility

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 13, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division announced today a settlement with Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., one of the nation’s largest egg producers, that resolves Clean Water Act violations at the company’s poultry egg production facility in Edwards, Miss. Under ...

City of Granby, Mo., Agrees to Three-Year Deadline to Settle Clean Water Act Violations at Wastewater Treatment Facility

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 21, 2015)

The city of Granby, Mo., has agreed to an administrative civil settlement with EPA that requires the city to take a series of actions by July 2018 to correct a series of violations related to the operation of its wastewater treatment facility. According to an administrative order for compliance on consent, filed May 13 in Lenexa, Kan., EPA staff ...

EPA Directs DuPont to Remove Mercury from Pompton Lake in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 20, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released its final plan to remove mercury contamination from areas of Pompton Lake in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, including the areas where the Acid Brook flows into the lake, called the Acid Brook Delta. These areas are collectively referred to as the Pompton Lake Study Area. Areas of the sediment on ...

EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for Removal of PCBs From Bound Brook in South Plainfield, NJ; $422 million dollar cleanup underway at site of defunct electronics facility

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 12, 2015)

PCBs are chemicals that persist in the environment and can affect the immune, reproductive, nervous and endocrine systems and are potentially cancer-causing. PCBs had been widely used in hundreds of industrial and commercial applications until they were banned in 1979. PCBs are potentially cancer-causing in people and build up in the fat of fish ...

Strategy to Reduce District’s Sewer Overflows Will Include Green Infrastructure

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 20, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the District of Columbia (District) and DC Water today announced an agreement to modify a 2005 federal consent decree (CD) allowing DC Water to incorporate green infrastructure in its long-term strategy for curtailing combined sewer overflows (CSOs). The modification, filed yesterday in Federal District ...

Federal and State Governments Reach Legal Agreement with Tonawanda Coke to Reduce Pollution

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 11, 2015)

Under a $12 million settlement with the United States and the state of New York, Tonawanda Coke Corporation will pay $2.75 million in civil penalties, spend approximately $7.9 million to reduce air pollution and enhance air and water quality, and spend an additional $1.3 million for environmental projects in the area of Tonawanda, New York. The ...

Offshore Oil Platform Owner to Improve Safety and Operations in Gulf of Mexico Following Unauthorized Oil Discharges

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 16, 2014)

Under a settlement agreement with the United States, ATP Infrastructure Partners, LP (ATP-IP) will pay a $1 million civil penalty and perform corrective measures to resolve claims by the U.S. under the Clean Water Act and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) of unauthorized discharges of oil and chemicals from an oil platform into the ...

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