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Real Property & Development Review

Contractor Jailed in Reservoir Pollution Case

Posted in Environmental

After admitting in a guilty plea to polluting a water reservoir with concrete slurry, a Gig Harbor project manager will now spend 30 days in federal prison.

The contractor was in the middle of filling a caisson, located in the reservoir, with concrete when the concrete pumps broke.  According to the guilty plea, the project manager then directed the caisson to be evacuated of concrete, which lead to disposal of the slurry into the reservoir.