EPA: Bad River Band of Lake Superior Must Correct Clean Water Act Violations

By KBJR News 1

EPA: Bad River Band of Lake Superior Must Correct Clean Water Act Violations

August 16, 2013 Updated Aug 16, 2013 at 3:33 PM CST

Chicago, IL (NNCNOW.com) --- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a compliance plan requiring the Bad River Band of Lake Superior and Chippewa Indians to correct Clean Water Act violations.

The EPA is requiring the band to upgrade plant operations at the wastewater treatment facilities located on the Tribe’s northern Wisconsin reservation.

The Bad River Band must correct the violations by January 31, 2014. Officials say violations include failure to meet permit reporting requirements and failure to comply with permit effluent limits for phosphorus, E. coli, total suspended solids and biochemical oxygen demand.

The EPA will monitor the facilities to ensure that they meet compliance plan requirements and may take more formal action if violations are not corrected.

More information can be found on the U.S. EPA's website.

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