Ind. City Agrees To $500M Sewage System Update

Law360, New York (January 7, 2011, 4:06 PM EST) -- Evansville, Ind., has closed a 15-month legal battle with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by agreeing to embark on a decades-long and up to $500 million project to update its antiquated sewage system, which is notorious for spewing untreated waste into the Ohio River.

The proposed consent decree, filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, requires the southwestern Indiana city to implement short and long-term plans to expand and strengthen its sewer system and to minimize or eliminate the rancid...
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