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Oregon CWA Violation


A man in Oregon discharged more than 1,000 gallons of oil into the Willamette River and has plead guilty. The man walked away from his truck for a phone call while pumping oil into an underground storage tank. Sentencing for the violation is scheduled for October. A federal violation of the Clean Water Act (CWA) can result 1 year of jail time and fines of $2,500 to $25,000 a day. Check out the EPA site to see criminal provisions of the CWA. https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/criminal-provisions-clean-water-act

For more information on the story, take a look at this US News article. https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/oregon/articles/2019-08-06/man-pleads-guilty-to-clean-water-act-violation