Georgia-Pacific Faces $235M Suit Over Stormwater Release

Law360, New York (December 13, 2012, 4:17 PM EST) -- A California conservation group hit Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC with a Clean Water Act suit in California federal court Tuesday, accusing the company of discharging excessive amounts of pollutant-contaminated stormwater into the San Joaquin River and seeking more than $235 million in penalties.

The California Sportfishing Protection Alliance claims since 1992, Georgia-Pacific has been violating the filing, monitoring, reporting, discharge and management practice requirements of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit at its gypsum product manufacturing facility 50 miles outside of San Francisco.

Georgia-Pacific's facility lacks...
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