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GLIN==> Wayne County Airport Authority pleads guilty to misdemeanor Clean Water Act violation



Wayne County Airport Authority (Airport Authority), pleaded guilty on June 8
to a misdemeanor violation of the Clean Water Act, the Department of Justice
and the Environmental Protection Agency announced.

According to the information, the Airport Authority negligently failed to
report a May 16, 2001 discharge of turbid water into the Frank and Poet
Drain, a waterway that leads to the Detroit River, in violation of the
airport's discharge permit.

The Airport Authority has agreed to pay a fine of $75,000. An additional
$25,000 will be paid as community service to Friends of the Detroit River, a
non-profit organization dedicated to conserving, preserving, and restoring
the watershed of the Detroit River.

The Airport Authority will also serve a four-year term of probation. As a
special condition of probation, the airport will undertake and complete a
"Force Main" project, which involves construction and use of a force main to
connect Pond 3W at the Airport to sanitary sewer lines leading to the
Detroit Water and Sewerage Department's treatment plant in Detroit. The
planning of this project has been underway for a number of months, and its
cost currently is estimated at approximately $8.5 million."

http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/2006/June/06_enrd_356.html

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