Granite Construction to pay environmental fine

Granite Construction to pay environmental fine

Granite Construction agreed to pay a $735,000 penalty to resolve EPA allegations from a contracted U.S. 20 project.

The proposed consent order between Granite Construction of Watsonville, Calif., and the Environmental Protection Agency also requires the company to designate a water pollution control manager for future Oregon construction projects and to boost environmental training of employees.

Work on the mountainous 10-mile section of U.S. 20 near Toledo began in 2006. The troubles --landslides coupled with environmental problems – started soon afterward.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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