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Wastewater project could exceed $6B in Cape Cod, Mass.
Cape Cod, Mass., would need an estimated $4.6 billion to $6.4 billion to fix its wastewater infrastructure, says Bob Ciolek, consultant for the Cape Cod Commission. Local officials are considering options for financing the project, which also will involve annual operating costs estimated between $37.9 million and $54.6 million, as well as connection fees and upgrades to septic systems. Wicked Local/Truro, Mass.
Fireworks makers will pay $5.7M toward Calif. Superfund site cleanup
Fireworks company Pyro Spectaculars and several of its subsidiaries will pay $5.7 million in a settlement over groundwater contamination at a Superfund site in Rialto, Calif. Cleanup is estimated to cost more than $100 million over three decades. The agreement and two other settlements -- involving B.F. Goodrich and Emhart Industries, a Black and Decker subsidiary -- are expected to return $9 million in surcharges residents have paid because of contamination by perchlorate, which is used in making fireworks. The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, Calif.) (free registration)
Hawaii county, EPA reach $5.1M settlement over landfill emissions
Hawaii's Maui County will spend $5.1 million to resolve allegations that a landfill violated the Clean Air Act with regard to methane and other emissions. The county says it has spent $4.5 million toward new gas-collection systems at the landfill, and also will pay a $380,000 civil penalty. The settlement also includes the installation of an eight-turbine wind farm that will cost about $250,000. The Maui News (Wailuku, Hawaii)
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