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University of California Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA: (Mar-12-07) A lawsuit was filed in 2006 by the Coalition for Limiting University Expansion and later joined by the city of Santa Cruz against the University of California, Santa Cruz. The lawsuit accused the campus and its contractor of violating the federal Clean Water Act by allowing water polluted with sediment to migrate from several construction sites into nearby creeks, ponds and groundwater. In a settlement reached, the city and university agreed to revive a stalled project to reduce sediment runoff into the city's Pogonip park, 640 acres of open space below the campus, and ultimately into the San Lorenzo River. UCSC, under the agreement, will pay $110,000 to restore damaged gullies in the Pogonip, UCSC's building company Devcon Construction will contribute engineering and construction services valued at $40,000, and the city will chip in $90,000. [SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL: UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENT POLLUTION]

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Published on Mar-12-07


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