Pa. Water Treatment Plants Fined For Skipping Tests

Law360, New York (July 29, 2010, 5:28 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has slapped 10 publicly owned wastewater treatment plants in Pennsylvania with administrative fines for failing to conduct tests that would help reset water pollution limits for industrial facilities.

The treatment plants, nine of which operate in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, violated provisions of the Clean Water Act that require them to periodically re-evaluate the amount of contaminants they allow in industrial wastewater prior to treating it, the EPA said in a series of administrative penalty complaints filed in July.

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