ARK files legal complaint against PEPCO for heavy metals discharges

Anacostia Riverkeeper announced today a legal complaint filed against PEPCO for continuing violations of their NPDES permit, specifically as regards heavy metals.  We have been monitoring ongoing violations by PEPCO of their NPDES permits for several years now.  PEPCO has been under court order since 2011 to remediate past contamination.  As a result of our hard push last fall, EPA stepped in and began legal action against PEPCO.  We filed a motion to intervene with the EPA suit and were accepted by the court as an intervening party.

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