Enviro Group Lobs $39M CWA Suit Against APM Terminals

Law360, New York (January 23, 2017, 7:30 PM EST) -- A unit of one of the nation's largest port and terminal operators was hit with a $39 million Clean Water Act suit in California federal court Monday accusing it of discharging pollutants from its facility serving ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach.

The nonprofit environmental group Our Clean Waters launched the suit seeking $39 million in civil penalties against APM Terminals Pacific LLC, claiming its industrial facilities are discharging water contaminated with sediment, heavy metals and other pollutants from its terminal operations at levels higher than allowed, which are harming downstream waters and aquatic wildlife in and around the Los...

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