A power company will pay $3.75 million as part of a settlement for fouling a western Pennsylvania river with metal discharges from a coal-fired plant.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports GenOn Northeast Management Co. will pay $3.5 million to set up restoration and preservation projects along the Conemaugh River in Indiana County.
The settlement includes a $250,000 civil penalty to resolve the suit brought by environmental groups who sued the subsidiary of Houston-based GenOn Energy Inc. It also sets deadlines for ending the discharges.
.A federal judge in March sided with the environmental groups who sued over the discharges of mercury, iron and other metals in 2007.
A GenOn spokesman told the Post-Gazette for Monday's editions the company is anxious to put the matter behind it.