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Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) Settlement

PITTSBURGH (May 31, 2007) -- In a landmark settlement with federal, state, and county authorities, the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) has agreed to a comprehensive plan to greatly reduce the annual discharge of billions of gallons of untreated sewage into local waterways.

Under the proposed consent decree, ALCOSAN has agreed to a multi-year strategy to upgrade the sewage systems serving Pittsburgh and 82 surrounding municipalities. The settlement also requires ALCOSAN to pay a $1.2 million penalty for past Clean Water Act violations, and to undertake $3 million in environmental projects.

For more information contact:

Sushila Nanda
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (2243A)
Washington, DC 20460
(202) 564-4088

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