Aggregate Industries hit with $2.75 million fine

Therese Dunphy

August 12, 2009

Aggregate Industries, Northeast Region Inc., will pay a $2.75 million civil penalty and implement a regional evaluation and compliance program to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced. The penalty is the largest ever assessed to a nationwide ready-mix company for stormwater violations under the Clean Water Act and is the latest in a series of federal enforcement actions to address stormwater violations from industrial facilities and construction sites around the nation. Under terms of the consent decree, the company will implement pollution control measures, such as closed-loop water recycling systems, to eliminate discharges into surface waters.

The consent decree, lodged in the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts, is subject to a 30-day comment period and approval by the federal court.

Source: U.S. Federal News

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