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Nevada Settles EPA Stormwater Complaint

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval.

 

The state of Nevada will pay $120,000 to settle a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency complaint about storm water runoff pollution in Reno.

Governor Brian Sandoval says the state faced paying millions of dollars for violations at facilities operated by the state Transportation Department in Reno that drain into the Truckee River, and at Spooner Summit near Lake Tahoe.

Sandoval and Nevada officials acknowledge state responsibility for storm water management violations and say they have plans to prevent them in the future.

Nevada's state transportation chief says the 2015 Legislature approved spending $13 million and adding 42 new positions to address storm water runoff at facilities and roads statewide.