By Michelle Tuccitto Sullo
The federal government Tuesday filed a civil action against the city of Derby
as part of its ongoing effort to recoup expenses related to the environmental
cleanup at O’Sullivan’s Island.
The litigation was filed in U.S. District Court, along with a consent decree which calls for Derby to pay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
$675,000 by Dec. 31. If the payment is late, a $400-per-day penalty would apply,
under the terms of the 24-page decree.
Emily Zimmerman, a spokesperson for the EPA, said the action formalizes an
agreement reached between the government and city over the summer.
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