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Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Settles Alleged Environmental Violations

The Illinois Pollution Control Board recently accepted the parties’ settlement in the case of People v. Penrith, No. PCB 10-94, which concerned the defendant’s wastewater treatment plant located on the southeast corner of the intersection of U.S. Highway 41 and W. Wadsworth Road, Wadsworth, Lake County, Illinois.

The State alleged that the defendant violated the Illinois Environmental Protection Act by by failing to comply with the monitoring and recording requirements of a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit and by failing to have a person certified by the Illinois EPA supervising the operation of the wastewater treatment plant.

Under the terms of the settlement, the defendant neither admits nor denies the alleged violations but agrees to pay a civil penalty of $5,000.

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