California green group hits Shipping Co. with water pollution control suit

By Humberto J. Rocha (February 23, 2022, 3:40 PM EST) – Los Angeles Waterkeeper, an environmental advocacy organization, has sued a shipping company, alleging it allows illegal levels of pollution at four of its facilities industrial sites along the port of Long Beach.

In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, Los Angeles Waterkeeper says SSA Terminals’ industrial facilities discharge excessive amounts of pollution into Long Beach Harbor, San Pedro Bay and the Pacific Ocean, in violation of the Clean Water Act. and California law.

“All facilities lack sufficient and/or sufficiently well-maintained berms or other structural controls to retain stormwater in place,” the group wrote. “The defendants do not sufficiently treat the infected…

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