SOUNDKEEPER in coalition with CFE and CONSERVATION LAW FOUNDATION FILE CLEAN WATER ACT CITIZEN SUITS AGAINST EIGHT CONNECTICUT COMPANIES
NEW HAVEN, CT — Today, Soundkeeper, Connecticut Fund for the Environment and the Conservation Law Foundation announced that they filed complaints against eight Connecticut companies who allegedly violated the Clean Water Act by illegally polluting Connecticut rivers and Long Island Sound. Each of the companies is alleged to have failed to obtain the required General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater Associated with Industrial Activity (“Industrial Stormwater Permit”) Industrial Stormwater permits have been required for a many of years.
Stormwater runoff is the fastest growing threat to clean water in Connecticut and industrial sites discharge some of the most polluted and toxic stormwater. The organizations seek to hold the alleged polluters accountable and bring them into compliance for cleaner and healthier Connecticut rivers and Long Island Sound.
These complaints were filed pursuant to provisions of the Clean Water Act that allow citizens to file suit directly against entities when there are alleged violations of the Clean Water Act.
Following is the list of companies against whom these suits were filed:
Eastern Scrap Metal LLC and the Bufferd Junk Company
A&B Auto Salvage, Inc. and A&B Scrap Metal LLC
A-rite Used Auto Parts, Inc.
Boyd’s Used Auto Parts, Inc.
Seymour Auto Wrecking, Inc.
Valley Auto Body, Inc.
Waterbury Auto Salvage, Inc.
Northeast Recyclers of Windham, Inc.