July 2, 2012
Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster has filed a lawsuit against a business that helped develop the Cuivre Valley Subdivision for violating Missouri’s Clean Water Law.
Koster said East Missouri Development, LLC, owned or developed Lots 56 through 64 of the property known as Cuivre Valley Subdivision. The suit alleges storm water, sediment, and associated soil and rock from the site flow from storm water discharge pipes into a branch of the Cuivre River.
In addition, Koster alleges the company violated the Missouri Clean Water Law by:
“Missourians have a right to expect that businesses moving massive amounts of soil for housing developments will comply with the law and not pollute our water,” Koster said. “Our office will not look the other way when businesses violate the environmental laws of the state.”
Koster is asking the court to issue a preliminary and permanent injunction prohibiting East Missouri Development from any further violations of the Clean Water Law, to assess a civil penalty not to exceed $10,000 per day for each violation of the Clean Water Law, and to assess court costs.