CSPA Action Alert May 17, 2010
CSPA Sues Chico Scrap Metal for Pollution at 3 Sites
The facilities' primary industrial activities are receiving, storing, reclaiming, processing and recycling scrap materials and other waste, including salvage vehicles.
The lawsuit alleges that waste discharges from the facilities greatly exceed allowable standards and benchmarks for numerous pollutants. It further alleges the facility has failed to: 1) develop and implement standard Best Available and Best Conventional Treatment Technologies, 2) develop and implement an adequate Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan and 3) develop and implement an adequate Monitoring and Reporting Program.
The action asks the court to: 1) declare the Chico Scrap metal facilities to be in violation of the law, 2) enjoin defendant from discharging pollutants, 3) enjoin defendant from further violating the substantive and procedural requirements of the permit, 4) comply with monitoring and reporting requirements, 5) prepare a legally adequate Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan, 6) pay civil penalties for each day of violation and 7) award CSPA the costs of bringing the complaint.
The Law Offices of Andrew Packard and Jackson & Tuerck are CSPA's attorneys in this matter.vRead CSPA’s lawsuit here.