Home » News » Public Safety
Clean Water Act violation brings $150,000 fine for Columbia company
COLUMBIA - CSG Holdings, former operator of Columbia Sand and Gravel in Columbia, paid $150,000 to resolve EPA claims it allowed polluted stormwater and process water to flow into the nearby Connecticut River.
The EPA, in a news release issued Thursday, alleged CSG Holdings discharged process waste waters and stormwater from the facility, located on the banks of the Connecticut River, without proper permits and violated the federal Oil Pollution Prevention Regulations by failing to prepare and implement a spill prevention, control and countermeasure plan.
The discharged stormwater contained high levels of total suspended solids, a pollutant that can adversely affect water quality and stress aquatic animals and plants, the EPA said in the release.
The federal Clean Water Act prohibits the discharge of process waste waters without a permit and requires industrial facilities, such as sand and gravel plants, to have controls in place to minimize pollutants from being discharged with stormwater.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Nashua bomb squad deployed, people evacuated after fireworks explosion - 0
- Driver trapped by live wires after early morning crash in Bow - 0
- DWI license revocations - 0
- Homeless man who saved woman from river: 'I don't consider myself a hero' - 9
- Nashua police department adds 8 new members - 1
- Talk of 'wings on pigs' threats on police tests U.S. speech rights - 0
- Brentwood police look to increase coverage after officer's death in May - 4
- Londonderry schools placed on lockdown after soldier's unplanned visit to high school causes alarm - 45
- Police investigate report of shots fired - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- 2014 top 10 list of wage and hour - 0
- Thumbs-up for Ebert's winner - 0
- It's Central, Merrimack - 0
- Goal: Stay healthy - 0
- Year in review: A look back at NH's top stories - 0
- Indecent proposition from New London chief was 'chilling' says victim - 0
- Details of Reams inquiry released - 0
- New Hampshire police part of funeral for slain NYC officer - 0
- Workers' rally to bring back Artie T. captured public's heart - 0
Thoughts as we move from one year to another
Bow goes to shootout to defeat Concord
Merrimack teen allegedly held girl captive