Pa. Town Fears Imminent Harm From Sewer Tunneling Project

By Matthew Santoni (June 3, 2021, 4:49 PM EDT) -- A Pittsburgh-area borough told a federal court it shouldn't have to wait for the start of a sewer tunneling project to file its lawsuit over the noise, traffic, pollution and disruption the borough believes it will bring.

The borough of McKees Rocks, across the Ohio River from the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority's Woods Run treatment plant, told a federal court that it will suffer major disruptions if Alcosan launches the tunnel from the borough's side of the river, and that imminent harm gave it standing to sue the authority before the project begins.

"The borough's complaint also alleges that this large,...

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