Sewer District Sued Over Clean Water Rules

1 decade 1 year 4 months ago Tuesday, June 12 2007 Jun 12, 2007 Tuesday, June 12, 2007 8:04:28 AM CDT June 12, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency and state of Missouri are accusing St. Louis' sewer district of violating the Clean Water Act. The two filed suit yesterday against the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District. The lawsuit says the sewer district has illegally discharged raw sewage and violated state permits for such discharges. The EPA is seeking a permanent injunction to prevent MSD from further violations. Sewer District spokesman Lance LeComb says the system is one of the largest and oldest in the country. He says while the district has eliminated 300 sewer overflows in recent years, it would cost about 20 (B) billion dollars to eliminate them all.

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