Soundkeeper, CFE, CLF File Suit in New Haven Federal Court

Jun 11th, 2012 | By | Category: General

June 9, 2012 By Soundkeeper

SOUNDKEEPER in coalition with CFE and CONSERVATION LAW FOUNDATION FILE CLEAN WATER ACT CITIZEN SUITS AGAINST EIGHT CONNECTICUT COMPANIES

NEW HAVEN, CT — Today, Soundkeeper, Connecticut Fund for the Environment and the Conservation Law Foundation announced that they filed complaints against eight Connecticut companies who allegedly violated the Clean Water Act by illegally polluting Connecticut rivers and Long Island Sound. Each of the companies is alleged to have failed to obtain the new General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater Associated with Industrial Activity (“Industrial Stormwater Permit”).

Stormwater runoff is the fastest growing threat to clean water in Connecticut and industrial sites discharge some of the most polluted and toxic stormwater. The organizations seek to hold the alleged polluters accountable and bring them into compliance for cleaner and healthier Connecticut rivers and Long Island Sound.

These complaints were filed pursuant to provisions of the Clean Water Act that allow citizens to file suit directly against entities when there are alleged violations of the Clean Water Act.

Following is the list of companies against whom these suits were filed:

Bridgeport

Eastern Scrap Metal LLC and the Bufferd Junk Company

East Hartford

A&B Auto Salvage, Inc. and A&B Scrap Metal LLC

New Britain

A-rite Used Auto Parts, Inc.

Norwich

Boyd’s Used Auto Parts, Inc.

Seymour

Seymour Auto Wrecking, Inc.

Waterbury

Valley Auto Body, Inc.

Waterbury Auto Salvage, Inc.

Willimantic

Northeast Recyclers of Windham, Inc.

via: Soundkeeper along with CFE and CLF File Suit in New Haven Federal Court.

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