- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - State environmental officials have cited a construction company working on a wastewater improvement project in southwestern Montana for dirtying the Gallatin River beyond what its permit allowed.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported (https://bit.ly/2qbdudF) Monday that the Montana Department of Environmental Quality sent a violation letter to JR Civil last month saying water from the project was exceeding allowed turbidity levels.

The company was also cited for failing to collect water samples and craft an adequate dewatering plan.

The department’s Kristi Ponozzo says the problems hadn’t yet been resolved as of last week and the agency will issue another violation letter.

An engineer for the project, Kurt Thomson, says the company is done dewatering in the area where the problems occurred and he doesn’t expect the violations to delay the project.

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Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com

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