Eden Environmental Citizen's Group alleges California facility violates Clean Water Act

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 20, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – An environmental group in California alleges a Redwood City, California facility lacks an adequate storm water pollution treatment plan.

Eden Environmental Citizen's Group LLC filed a complaint on Dec. 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Norcal Materials Inc., doing business as Harbor Ready Mix; US Concrete Inc.; Bobby Lee Mann; Herb Burton; Robert McGehee; and Does 1-10 over alleged violation of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, also known as Clean Water Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff claims the Harbor Ready Mix concrete batch plant discharges storm water and pollutants directly into Redwood Creek, which flows to the San Francisco Bay. The plaintiff alleges the facility lacks adequate storm water pollution treatment technologies to treat contaminated storm water.

The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to prepare, implement, review and update as adequate storm water pollution prevention plan.

The plaintiff seeks judgment for civil penalties, attorneys' fees, costs and such other and further relief as may be just and proper. It is represented by Hans W. Herb of Law Office of Hans W. Herb in Santa Rosa, California and by Craig A. Brandt of the Law Office of Craig A. Brandt in Oakland, California.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California case number 4:18-cv-07405-SBA

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