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2009-08-17MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Wayman

Maryville Suit

The Environmental Protection Agency says The Civil Suit will cost $33,000, including a cash payment of $24,000 to Federal Authorities plus it will have to install a new Energy Efficient Water Pump at the Sewage Treatment Plant. The EPA says the penalties come from Maryville's failure to conduct required inspections on seven local industries identified as "Significant Water Users".

Those include 'LMP Steel', 'Federal Mogul', 'Deluxe Printing', 'Eveready/Energizer', 'Kawasaki', 'Laclede Chain', and 'St. Francis Hostpital'. This happened during 2005 and 2006. But not inspecting these industries, The City violated EPA regulations but the investigation found it still didn't cause any violations of Maryville's water discharge limits.
Not inspecting can result in toxic pollutants in streams and reivers, but no indication of that was found. The EPA says by agreeing to also install an Energy Efficient Pump at the Treatment Plant it will save energy in the future by shutting down when not is use unlike the current pump.