The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has deemed 23 entities in the Southeast responsible for dumping dredging refuse in wetlands and other protected waters, Dredging Today reported.
The violations, reported over the past fiscal year, will result in the parties spending an estimated $1.7 million toward restoration and monitoring. Seven of the parties were ordered to pay civil penalties totaling more than $130,000.
The responsible parties hail from Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The citations were issued for violations of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.