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Loose Change: Facilities with prior violations using COVID waiver

July 30, 2020
At least 55 facilities including mines and other water pollution sources that have been subject to formal Clean Water Act (CWA) enforcement actions by states or EPA have used the agency’s temporary policy waiving companies’ reporting mandates during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an analysis by The Hill . In a July 29 article , the news website reports that the bulk of the enforcement actions against the 55 facilities were those that involved penalties or settlements. A handful of...

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