$57M Sought From Formosa Plastics Over Water Pollution

July 31, 2017, 10:23 PM

An environmental advocacy group is seeking a $57.45 million penalty against Formosa Plastics Corp. for the company’s alleged illegal dumping of plastic pellets near the Southeast Texas coast.

The San Antonio Bay Estuarine Waterkeepers and local residents filed a complaint in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas for alleged “significant, chronic, and ongoing” Clean Water Act violations at Lavaca Bay and other area waterways (San Antonio Bay Estuarine Waterkeeper v. Formosa Plastics, S.D. Tex., No. 6:17-cv-00047, 7/31/17).

In addition to the financial penalty, the plaintiffs want Formosa to stop all future dumping and...

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