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Shreveport to pay penalties, repair sewer system to resolve environmental violations

A sewer line broke at the end of Judy Court at Bickham Bayou near Cross Lake in February 2016.  (Source: KSLA) News 12) A sewer line broke at the end of Judy Court at Bickham Bayou near Cross Lake in February 2016. (Source: KSLA) News 12)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

The City of Shreveport has agreed to make upgrades to reduce overflows from its sewer system and pay a more than half a million dollars in penalties to resolve violations of environmental law. 

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The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that Shreveport violated the Clean Water Act from illegal discharges of raw sewage. 

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The city will have 12 years to fix the problem. 

The $650,000 penalty will be paid to the federal and state governments. 

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