Friday, May 19, 2017

Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre, Kingston Fined $37,000 By EPA For Not Complying With MS4 Stormwater Program

The Times Leader reported Friday the City of Wilkes-Barre and Kingston Borough were fined a total of $37,000 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for not complying with EPA’s program to reduce water pollution from stormwater runoff in Pennsylvania’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
Wilkes-Barre was fined $25,000 and Kingston was fined $12,000 after audits conducted a decade after receiving permits to discharge stormwater into the Susquehanna River showed deficiencies.
Butch Frati, Wilkes-Barre’s Director Of Operations, was quoted as saying, “No one was actually taking them [EPA] seriously.”  He acknowledged the City should have heeded the warnings of the state Department of Environmental Protection.
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Wilkes-Barre, Kingston Fined By EPA For Non-Compliance With Stormwater Program

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