Mo. City Pays $61K For Sludge, Wastewater Violations

Law360, New York (March 10, 2011, 3:56 PM EST) -- A Missouri city will pay $61,566 for allowing the application of sewage sludge with excessive nickel levels on more than 600 acres of farmland and breaching ammonia limits in its wastewater, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday.

The EPA slapped Farmington, Mo., with the civil penalty for violating the Clean Water Act and its National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permits through compliance failings at two city wastewater treatment facilities.

The sludge problem was revealed following a 2009 inspection of those facilities, known as the East...
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