Capital City to pay $400M after dumping sewage in river
Published: October 9,2012
JACKSON — The city of Jackson has agreed to spend $400 million to make sewer improvements and to pay fines to the Environmental Protection Agency for releasing more than 2.8 billion gallons of minimally treated sewage into the Pearl River system over the last four years.
The city council approved the consent decree with the EPA yesterday. Details will come available after the mayor signs the document and it is filed in court.
Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr. says the city was able to craft a deal with the EPA that allowed the city to pay less with more time to make repairs.
Jackson will have to pay about $400 million dollars over the next 17 to 20 years in repairs and penalties.
Negotiations had been going on for two years.
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