EPA Fines Pharma For Wastewater Violations

Law360, New York (September 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined a San Francisco Bay Area pharmaceutical company nearly $120,000 for allegedly discharging low-pH industrial wastewater that could cause sewer corrosion and collapses of sewer lines.

Under the settlement, Novato, Calif.-based BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. will spend an additional $50,270 to restore Novato Creek and tributary Vineyard Creek, which empty into San Pablo Bay just north of San Francisco. As part of the restoration, BioMarin will remove invasive vegetation and replace it with native plants along at least 1,000 feet of...
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