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Virginia Campground, State Settle Discharge Dispute

July 30, 2010 by   - () Leave a Comment

A Spotsylvania County campground has agreed to pay a $6,000 fine to settle allegations that its sewage-treatment plant exceeded discharge limits.

The fine is part of a proposed consent decree between state regulators and Dominion Campground Inc., the Associated Press reported

The plant began operating in October 2008. According to the consent decree, the Department of Environmental Quality issued discharge violations after the company reported that the plant exceeded discharge limits for suspended solids, nitrogen and phosphorus last year.

Dominion Campground said the problems were related to rainfall seeping into the system.

Public comment on the proposed consent decree can be submitted to the Department of Environmental Quality through Aug. 19.

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