June 25, 2006
Environmental Crime Indictment and Settlement
Puerto Rico Aqueduct & Sewer Authority were indicted for environmental crimes and entered into a settlement with the government that calls for payment of Ten Million Dollars in Criminal and Civil Fines. The agreement also requires the authority to "spend $1.7 Billion Improving Wastewater Treatment." The Authority plead guilty to 15 counts of violating the Clean Water Act. The consent decree is subject to a 30 day comment period. The consent decree is 162 pages long and can be found here.
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