Alleged Clean Water Act Violations: Idaho and Missouri Companies Agree to Pay Penalty
The Missouri company will pay $210,000 and the Idaho company will pay $222,400.
- By Alex Saurman
- Jul 18, 2022
Two companies in Idaho and Missouri have agreed to pay penalties for alleged Clean Water Act violations.
According to a press release, Western Timber Products, Inc of Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, did not have Clean Water Act permits. At a plant in Council and another in Weiser, the company discharged stormwater without permits. At the Council plant, it also discharged wastewater. Western Timber Products will pay a $222,400 penalty.
Waters from these types of facilities may contain elements such as like arsenic, oils and “high levels of solids.” These solids may harm plant life and water quality if they settle, according to the press release.
According to another press release, Trager Limestone LLC, running Nettleton Limestone Quarry of Caldwell County, Missouri, filled in a portion of a creek without permits.
The company did not submit “a plan to restore the impacted stretch of Kettle Creek” when asked by the EPA in 2019, and a civil complaint was filed, the press release said.
Trager Limestone LLC agreed to pay a penalty of $210,000 and restore parts of the creek. The company agreed to additional restorative work to “enhance watershed protection” estimated at over $300,000, according to the press release.
Alex Saurman is the Content Editor for Environmental Protection.