Nov. 17, 2015 07:46

Iowa Plant Fined

Officials with 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 River.

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.

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