Fla. Utility, Conservation Groups End Sewage Fight

Law360, New York (July 8, 2010, 1:16 PM EDT) -- Two Florida conservation groups have settled allegations that the Jacksonville Electric Authority violated the Clean Water Act by discharging untreated sewage into the Sunshine State's longest river and more than a dozen other waterways.

Judge Marcia Morales Howard of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida on Tuesday ordered the administrative closure of two consolidated suits against the Jacksonville, Fla., utility.

The litigation began on Aug. 13, 2007, when St. Johns Riverkeeper Inc. accused the JEA of violating the CWA with more than...
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