Lafarge To Invest $8M, Pay Fine Over CWA Claims

Law360, New York (November 30, 2011, 3:09 PM EST) -- Lafarge North America Inc., a major supplier of construction materials, agreed Tuesday to invest roughly $8 million in environmental compliance and pay $740,000 to resolve Clean Water Act claims brought by the U.S. and two states.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Maryland and Colorado filed the consent decree in Maryland federal court the same day they filed a complaint alleging stormwater discharges at Lafarge facilities violated the CWA.

Lafarge is accused of allowing unpermitted stormwater discharges at 21 ready-mix concrete, stone, gravel, sand and asphalt facilities...
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