Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Olean Accused of a Decade of Sewage Neglect

The City of Olean has been accused of neglecting its sewage treatment system for over a decade. Public Works director Tom Windus said that the New York Department of Environmental Conservation has been pressing the city to make good on a 2001 order to fix problems in the sewage treatment system, which have had the potential to release untreated sewage into the Allegheny River. The city could face $200 million in fines if they don’t take action soon. Corrective legislation was on the agenda for last night’s common council meeting. 

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