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Residential Property Owners Settle Alleged Water Pollution Violations for $5,500

The Illinois Pollution Control Board recently accepted the settlement in People v. Fairfield, Case No. PCB 10-105, which concerned the defendants’ residential property located at 1990 Lake Jacksonville Road in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois.

The State alleged that the defendants violated the Illinois Environmental Protection Act by by causing, allowing, or threatening to cause water pollution and by violating a water quality standard.  Specifically, the State alleges that the defendants deposited a contaminant upon the land in such a place and manner as to create a water pollution hazard, and violated a water quality standard by causing, allowing, or threatening to allow offensive conditions in an unnamed tributary of Sandy Creek.  The State further alleged that the defendants caused, threatened, or allowed the discharge of a contaminant into a water of the State without a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit.

Under the terms of the settlement, the defendants admit the alleged violations and agree to pay a civil penalty of $5,500.

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