Sewer Overflows Cost NJ Town $5.4M In EPA Upgrade Deal

Law360, New York (June 7, 2012, 4:27 PM EDT) -- Perth Amboy, N.J., will spend about $5.4 million to improve its combined sewer system and reduce overflows that can contain untreated human and industrial waste under a settlement with the federal government announced Wednesday.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency contends that the city breached the Clean Water Act and a state discharge permit by failing to properly maintain and operate the system, which is designed to collect rainwater runoff, domestic sewage and industrial wastewater in the same pipe. Perth Amboy also failed to conduct regular inspections...
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