Enviro Sues DOD For Sewage Spills At Marine Base

Law360, New York (April 20, 2011, 1:29 PM ET) -- San Diego Coastkeeper sued the U.S. Department of Defense in California on Monday, claiming it spilled more than 500,000 gallons of untreated sewage from a U.S. Marine Corps base in violation of the Clean Water Act.

The environmental organization says untreated wastewater from a sanitary sewer system at Camp Pendleton in Southern California has reached federal waters and other areas because of illegal discharges not allowed under a national pollutant discharge elimination system permit, among other allegations.

San Diego Coastkeeper claims the defendants have violated the...
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Case Information

Case Title

San Diego Coastkeeper v. U.S. Department of Defense et al

Case Number



California Southern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


Larry Alan Burns

Date Filed

April 18, 2011

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