GenOn Pays $5M To End Suit Over Pa. River Pollution

Law360, New York (June 6, 2011, 5:21 PM EDT) -- A GenOn Energy Inc. unit has agreed to pay $5 million and comply with environmental permit limits to resolve a suit claiming its Pennsylvania coal-fired plant discharged potentially toxic metals into the Conemaugh River, two green groups announced Monday.

PennEnvironment and the Sierra Club hailed the settlement as the largest penalty leveled under the Clean Water Act's citizen enforcement provision in Pennsylvania. GenOn Northeast Management Co. moved to settle the suit after a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled in March that the company had committed 8,684 Clean...
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