February 11, 2009

Wednesday Headlines: EPA Sues Akron for Violations

Posted in California, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Wisconsin at 7:54 pm by bengann

EPA has sued the city of Akron, Ohio seeking millions of dollarsin fines alleging its sewer system has violated federal law for years by dumping excessive pollutants into local rivers. EPA wants to force the city to spend money on improvements to its wastewater treatment system in order to comply with the Clean Water Act and could also seek fines that could climb into several million dollars.

Headlines
Sewer work tops the Peoria, Illinois’ economic stimulus priority list, which includes $12 million to fix the first part of the city’s massive combined sewer overflow project, which still needs approval from EPA.

A hospital in Evansville, Indiana is without its principal water supply after a city water main break. The hospital remained open but surgeries have been canceled and bottled water is being distributed to its 350 patients.

In Washington County, Oregon, a broken main sent water gushing onto State Route 217  this morning, reducing traffic to a single lane in each direction and turning the heavily traveled freeway into an icy mess.

Officials in Ada Township, Michigan say a 16 inch sewer line ruptured, sending “sewer material” into a nearby pond and creek.   

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