Ohio City Settles Cuyahoga River Sewage Pollution Suit

Law360, New York (November 16, 2009, 1:42 PM EST) -- The city of Akron, Ohio, has agreed to pay a civil penalty and make improvements to its sewer system to settle a case the U.S. government filed against it over pollution in the Cuyahoga River.

Akron, accused of violating the Clean Water Act, agreed to settle to avoid “complicated, protracted and expensive litigation,” it said in a consent decree filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. The city said it did not violate the act but nonetheless agreed to pay...
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