CSPA Issues Notices of Intent to Sue to PG&E for Violations of the CWA and RCRA

On 25 August 2011, CSPA and Californians for Alternatives to Toxics sent a Notice of Intent to Sue the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Inc., for violations of the federal Clean Water Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act at numerous corporation yards and service centers located throughout Northern California.

The notice letters allege that each of the facilities are contaminated with and illegally discharge numerous pollutants including, but not limited to, pentachlorophenol, polychlorinated dibenzo‑p‑dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (“Dioxins”), hexachlorobenzene, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (“PAHs”), polychlorinated biphenyls (“PCBs”) creosote, phenol and cresols, ammonia, arsenic, chromium (including hexavalent chromium), dust, debris, various petroleum hydrocarbons such as gasoline and diesel fuel, various metals including copper, lead, barium, and zinc, elevated total suspended solids, elevated chemical oxygen demand, and pH that threaten the environment and human health.

Fredric Evenson and William Verick are representing CSPA and Californians for Alternatives to Toxics in this matter.

Notice Letter List of PGE Facilities

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