Ga., Contractor Pay $3M To Settle Water Dumping Suit

Law360, New York (December 12, 2011, 3:35 PM EST) -- A construction contractor and the Georgia Department of Transportation agreed Monday to pay some $2.8 million to resolve the federal government's suit claiming they illegally dumped fill material into streams during a highway expansion project.

Wright Brothers Construction Co. and the GDOT will pay a $1.5 million penalty to settle alleged Clean Water Act violations and buy nearly 17,000 mitigation credits — worth an estimated $1.35 million — according to a consent decree lodged in Georgia federal court.

The government alleged in a complaint filed last...
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