Russell Stover To Settle EPA Suit Over Acidic Wastewater

Law360, New York (June 21, 2012, 6:49 PM EDT) -- Russell Stover Candies Inc. will settle Clean Water Act claims against it by paying $585,000 for damage allegedly caused by acidic wastewater discharges from its Kansas facility, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday.

The sweets maker had been releasing the wastewater into publicly owned treatment works for years, damaging sewer lines and manholes in Iola, Kan., the EPA said. Russell Stover had since 1997 released wastewater into the treatment system containing chemicals the company used to clean its kettles and other equipment in the candy-making...
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