RI City To Pay $25M To Address Water Pollution

Law360, New York (August 12, 2011, 4:13 PM EDT) -- The city of Newport, R.I., agreed Thursday to spend an estimated $25 million to stop sewage discharges into Narragansett Bay and address other pollution issues, ending a Clean Water Act suit in which the federal and Rhode Island governments intervened.

Under a proposed consent decree filed in Rhode Island federal court, Newport would eliminate the illegal release of wastewater from a treatment plant and collection system into the bay, cut down on beach pollution stemming from sewer discharges, and give residents rain barrels so they can...
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