Carbon Co. Strikes $1.6M Settlement In Pollution Suit

Law360, New York (October 29, 2013, 6:43 PM EDT) -- Calgon Carbon Corp. agreed Tuesday to pay $1.6 million to settle U.S. Environmental Protection Agency allegations that it violated federal and state laws by polluting a Kentucky river with hazardous waste produced in its carbon making.

The EPA brought its suit under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and the Clean Water Act and sought injunctive relief and civil penalties over alleged violations at Calgon's “Big Sandy Plant” located in Catlettsburg, Ky.

The Big Sandy Plant is adjacent to the Big Sandy River on 25 acres...
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