Boston To Upgrade Sewer To End EPA Harbor Pollution Claims

Law360, New York (August 24, 2012, 12:44 PM EDT) -- The cities of Boston and Gloucester, Mass., on Thursday agreed to consent decrees with the U.S. government to update their municipal sewer systems in an effort to improve the water quality along the state’s coastline.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found both cities' wastewater systems emptied too much pollution into Boston Harbor and Gloucester Harbor, potentially putting human health and wildlife habitat at risk. The Boston Water and Sewer Commission agreed to pay about $300,000 in civil penalties and environmental projects. The cost of system upgrades...
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