The federal Environmental Protection Agency is fining the city of Danbury $3,650 for failure to update the risk management plan for its West Lake reservoir water treatment plant.Ah, what? The company should pay the fine? Isn't it the city's responsibility to make sure that the company you hired to do the job isn't SCREWING UP?
David Deegan, spokesman for the EPA’s New England office in Boston, said Monday the fine was the largest of the eight the EPA levied for failure to file a risk management plan.
Deegan said such plans are important because they let the city and the region know how to react if there should be an emergency incident at the water treatment plant. The plant stores and uses chlorine gas — a highly caustic gas used to purify water.
"This isn’t just a piece of paper,’’ Deegan said.
Antonia Iadarola, the city’s superintendent of public works, said the city believes Veolia Water of North America — the Texas-based management company that has run the plant since 1997 — has the responsibility of updating the risk management plan. Iadarola said the city may ask the company to pay the fine.
Since this isn't the first time Danbury was slapped with this type of fine (the first being in Oct 2001), you'd think that the city would have their act together and the top dog at City Hall would have a handle on things.
Oh I get it, he'll just find some way to blame this on Gene...how silly of me.
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