Dirty Water Yields Fine, Repair Orders For Mass. City

Law360, New York (December 4, 2009, 4:30 PM EST) -- One of Massachusetts' most popular summer destinations is being fined by the state's Department of Environmental Protection and ordered to make about $8 million in repairs to a faulty water treatment plant that yielded bacteria-laced water in August.

MassDEP announced in a statement Thursday it will fine the city of Gloucester, a coastal community within Massachusetts' North Shore region, as much as $82,187.50 for failing “to recognize the severity of the bacteria problem” in the city's Babson Water Treatment Plant.

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