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EPA fines Missouri water district

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ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) -- The St. Charles County water district has been fined for violating federal laws about management of its use of a disinfectant.

The Environmental Protection Agency's regional office said in a release Wednesday that Public Water Supply District No. 2 of St. Charles County will pay $5,696 related to its use of chlorine gas as a disinfectant at its treatment facility in Defiance. The district also has to spend at least $80,000 to hire a consulting firm to evaluate the use of non-chlorine disinfectants.

The EPA says it inspected the Defiance facility last year and found the district hadn't filed a proper risk management plan with EPA. It also didn't conduct a process hazard analysis about its chlorine gas use.

The district didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.



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