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State Enforcement Action for Contaminating Public Water Supplies with Arsenic Results in $12,000 Settlement

The Illinois Pollution Control Board recently accepted the parties’ stipulation and proposed settlement in People v. JR Investment Group, LLC, Case No. PCB 07-139, which concerned a public water supply for a mobile home park located in the Village of Goodfield, Woodford County, Illinois.

The State alleged that the defendant knowingly allowed the distribution of water with arsenic levels exceeding the standard in the Board’s public water supply regulations in violation of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act and its implementing regulations.

Under the terms of the stipulation, the defendant admits the violations.  The stipulation further provides that the defendant “has installed a water main extending from the Village of Goodfield’s municipal water system to the mobile home park, that the Village now provides water to the mobile home park, and that the public water supply which is the subject of the first amended complaint is no longer operational.”  The defendant will pay a civil penalty of $12,000.

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