EPA Won't Force NYC To Build $1.6B Reservoir Cap

Law360, New York (August 22, 2011, 5:48 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday backed off on enforcing a regulation requiring New York City to build a $1.6 billion concrete cap to cover a drinking water reservoir, saying it would seek a more cost-effective way to keep the water clean.

The regulation, which would have forced the city to build a concrete cover over the 90-acre Hillview Reservoir in Yonkers, N.Y., had been opposed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., who said...
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