Wire Maker To Pay $1.5M For Pollutant Dumping

Law360, New York (November 11, 2010, 1:21 PM EST) -- A California manufacturer of galvanized wire has agreed to shell out $1.5 million in restitution to the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts for damaging the public sewer system by illegally discharging acidic pollutants.

Irwindale, Calif.-based Davis Wire Corp. agreed to pay the fine after pleading guilty last month in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California to one count of negligent discharge, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday.

In addition to the $1.5 million penalty, the company has agreed to pay a...
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