• RAYMOND L. SMITH

Environmental Group Sues City of Warren, Patriot Water



Patriot Water and the city of Warren are being sued by an environmental group based out of Grand Rapids over the company’s discharges and the city’s failure to properly regulate it.

The Freshwater Accountability Project claims Patriot Water and city officials have been violating aspects of the Clean Water Act. . . .The lawsuit claims Patriot has repeatedly exceeded standards for zinc, molybdenum and ammonia. Most publicly owned treatment plants, such as Warren’s, are not designed to treat wastewater from oil and gas extraction that contains high concentrations of dissolved solids, as well as radioactive elements, metals, chloride, sulfates and other constituents that may be in wastewater treated by Patriot, the suit claims.

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