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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Feds sue Derby to recoup O’Sullivan’s Island cleanup costs

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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