Originally posted at www.TPOmag.com
By Jennifer West
A South Dakota man faces charges for falsifying pollution control reports, and a new study says chlorine might be causing problems in our treatment systems.
The city discovered the inconsistencies while submitting reports to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to renew its permit to treat and discharge wastewater. The city reported the inconsistencies to the state and then hired an outside firm to investigate.
In a prepared statement, Mayor Laurie Gill said there’s no indication the city’s residents, the sewer system, or the Missouri River were harmed because of the falsification.