Thursday, March 10, 2011

Farmington pays $61K in fines to EPA

The City of Farmington has agreed to pay over $61,000 in fines to the Environmental Protection Agency for two separate issues.

The city was fined for spreading sewer sludge on private land in four counties. The sewer sludge contained a higher level of nickel content than is allowed under EPA regulations.

The other issue deals with Farmington’s wastewater treatment plants. The two plants emitted excessive levels of ammonia in treated wastewater. Excessive levels of ammonia in water can have adverse impacts to the environment, affecting water quality and aquatic life, according to an EPA press release.


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