Judge Finds Company Violated Clean Water Act Through Unpermitted Discharges

Mealey's (November 11, 2015, 2:00 PM EST) -- SEATTLE — Whitley Manufacturing Co. Inc. was liable for violating the Clean Water Act (CWA) when it discharged storm water that came into contact with its industrial activities without a permit from July 20, 2008, until March 25, 2014, a federal judge in Washington ruled Nov. 9, when granting an environmental group’s motion for partial summary judgment, finding that the water was a pollutant under the act (Puget Soundkeeper Alliance v. Whitley Manufacturing Co. Inc., No. C13-1690RSL, W.D. Wash.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 151901).

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