Maryland Slaps NRG Power Plants With Water Pollution Suit

Law360, New York (June 13, 2013, 9:32 PM EDT) -- The Maryland Department of the Environment on Wednesday accused a pair of NRG Energy Inc.-owned power plants of dumping excessive amounts of nitrogen and phosphorous into two Maryland rivers in violation of the Clean Water Act and state laws.

The state regulator said the power plants operated by GenOn Chalk Point LLC and GenOn Mid-Atlantic LLC, now fully owned by NRG after a 2012 merger with GenOn Energy Inc., installed faulty water treatment systems meant to control the water generated by a new air emission system that...
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