Companies Fined For Water Contamination In Arizona

Law360, New York (May 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Motorola Inc., Siemens Corp. and GlaxoSmithKline agreed on Monday to collectively pay a $500,000 penalty for accidentally releasing a dangerous contaminant into an Arizona public drinking water system.

The settlement will resolve violations of a consent decree over the North Indian Bend Wash Superfund site that the companies are responsible for, according to the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Justice.

The Miller Road Treatment Facility, which leaked the contaminant into the groundwater, is operated by the Arizona American Water Company.

But under the terms of...
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