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Feds reach settlement over chlorine discharge violations

New Haven-AP, Feb. 8, 2006 -- A Colorado-based company that operates wastewater treatment plants in New Haven and Norwalk has reached a two-million-dollar agreement with the federal government over allegations that it discharged more chlorine that its permits allowed.

Under the agreement, the company -- Operations Management International -- will contribute a million dollars to Greater New Haven Water Pollution Authority for plant upgrades and a million dollars to an environmental studies program at the U-S Coast Guard Academy in New London.

The US attorney's office agreed not to prosecute the company for two years as long as it fulfills its promises.