Conservation Law Foundation, Schnitzer Steel settle pollution lawsuits for $2 million

Local environmental groups are lauding a $2 million settlement for three lawsuits against Schnitzer Steel regarding Clean Water Act violations at 11 scrap metal facilities in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Puerto Rico.

The company’s stormwater runoff has been polluting nearby rivers and coastlines with toxic metals like lead, zinc, copper, and petroleum products every time it rains, according to the Conservation Law Foundation. Schnitzer will pay nearly $2 million to several groups working to clean up these rivers and waters.

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