Ohio Sewer District To Spend $3B On Pollution Control

Law360, New York (December 22, 2010, 6:46 PM EST) -- The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District has agreed to spend some $3 billion to drastically reduce sewage discharges into Lake Erie, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday.

Facing thousands of potential Clean Water Act violations, NORSD signed off on a consent decree in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio requiring it to install pollution controls that would cut raw sewage discharges into the lake from nearly 5 billion gallons annually to about 537 million....
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