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Judge OKs $300M CWA Deal Over Nashville Sewers

Law360 (March 13, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has approved an agreement requiring the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County to pay between $300 million and $400 million to stop raw sewage from overflowing its sewer systems.

Judge Robert L. Echols of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee on Thursday approved a consent decree among Metro, the state of Tennessee and the U.S. to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act and water quality violations under state law.

The U.S. Department of Justice, which represented the...
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