Suffolk Downs, EPA Reach $5M Settlement Over CWA Claims

Law360, New York (August 23, 2012, 12:11 PM EDT) -- The owner of Boston horse racing track Suffolk Downs on Tuesday agreed to a $5 million consent decree with the U.S. government to resolve Clean Water Act violations, including allowing horse waste to enter a nearby creek.

Sterling Suffolk Racecourse LLC will pay a civil penalty of $1.25 million to resolve the violations at its facility in Massachussetts cities Revere and East Boston, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It will also spend more than $3 million to prevent polluted water from entering nearby waterways...
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