Akron Could Pay Millions For CWA Violations

Law360, New York (February 12, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The city of Akron, Ohio, could be forced to pay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency millions of dollars in fines for numerous violations of the Clean Water Act and the city's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit.

The EPA lodged a lawsuit against Akron on Feb. 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, charging the city with multiple environmental violations and seeking per-violation penalties from events that occurred as far back as 1997.

According to the complaint, Akron owns and operates...
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