the EPA reached a settlement with the Iowa Fertilizer Company and its
construction contractor Orascom E&C for alleged violations of the
Clean Water Act. In a June 2014 inspection, the EPA identified several
violations at the site, many of which demonstrated improper stormwater
control. The EPA reported that these violations led to sediment-polluted
water leaving the site and entering a tributary of the Mississippi
The Clean Water Act requires construction sites
to control stormwater. In addition to paying $80,689 in fines, the two
companies will address the violations and restore compliance with the
Clean Water Act.
In many ways, we are fortunate that, in our chosen profession, we are able to help people when certain disasters occur: the tornadoes in Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Georgia, the flooding in Louisiana, the snows in the northeastern part of the country, the rain in California, and the snow in Colorado....
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