Sierra Chemical Spilled Bleach Into Waterways, Suit Says

Law360, New York (April 24, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT) -- A California environmental group on Tuesday hit Sierra Chemical Co. with a Clean Water Act suit accusing the bleach manufacturer of polluting major waterways for more than two decades with contaminated stormwater.

The California Sportfishing Protection Alliance alleges Sierra discharged pollutants into storm drains in Stockton, Calif., from which they flowed into the French Camp Slough, then into the San Joaquin River and ultimately into the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, according to the complaint, filed in California federal court. Sierra has allegedly failed to monitor its stormwater...
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