NJ Fines Water Agency Over Alleged Rigged Samples

Law360, New York (March 6, 2013, 12:36 PM EST) -- The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection said Tuesday it had fined the East Orange Water Commission $402,000 for purportedly manipulating water samples and tests to hide elevated levels of tetrachloroethene, weeks after two EOWC officials were indicted for falsifying the commission's tests.

In two administrative orders, the DEP contends the commission violated several state regulations when it allegedly pumped contaminated water into the Passaic River and cherry-picked water samples to send to the DEP in order to hide that its water system contained above-average levels...
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