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Showing posts with label Clean Water Act National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). Show all posts
Showing posts with label Clean Water Act National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). Show all posts

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

3M buys contaminated school property, still facing regulator scrutiny, lawsuits, grand jury


3M buys contaminated school property, still facing regulator scrutiny, lawsuits, grand jury


Article Excerpt: "... The negotiations apparently include the subject of discharges of PFAs chemicals into the Tennessee River – at levels beyond what 3M told regulators it was doing. The chemicals were made by 3M for decades, and are linked to variety of health problems, including some cancers. “The Company is authorized to discharge wastewater from its Decatur plant pursuant to the terms of a Clean Water Act National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit issued by ADEM,” 3M said in the filing. “The NPDES permit requires the Company to report on a monthly and quarterly basis the quality and quantity of pollutants discharged to the Tennessee River..."


Reference: whnt.com