Pa. Sewer Authority Agrees To $140M Fixes In Pollution Suit

Law360, New York (December 13, 2012, 7:01 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice and commonwealth of Pennsylvania on Thursday said the Scranton Sewer Authority will pay $340,000 in civil penalties and implement an estimated $140 million in improvements to settle Clean Water Act claims over alleged sewage overflows.

In response to allegations its sewer overflows polluted the Lackawanna River and local streams, the SSA agreed to implement a 25-year plan to control and reduce those discharges, and split the $340,000 penalty between the federal government and Pennsylvania after the Justice Department sued the SSA...
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