NJ City Agrees To Pay $52M To Fix Sewers

Law360, New York (July 19, 2011, 7:58 PM EDT) -- The utility agency for Jersey City, N.J., agreed Tuesday to pay $52 million to fix its sewer system in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's claims that it allowed untreated sewage to enter the Hudson River and other waterways.

The Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority will also pay a $375,000 civil penalty for violating the Clean Water Act, according to a consent decree it reached with the EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice. The DOJ lodged the consent decree and a complaint against the...
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