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Coors is fined for illegally dumping its polluted water.

Coors is fined for illegally dumping its polluted water

According to a recent report in the Denver Post, the Colorado Department of Health is planning enforcement action against Adolph Coors Co. for the illegal dumping of polluted water in Clear Creek between 1981 and 1984.

Although the state would not comment, Coors admitted earlier this year that contaminated water from "Rocky Mountain Spring Water" wells was dumped into Clear Creek between 1981 and 1984, and the company since determined that the health department should be notified even though the water did meet all water quality standards in place at the time.

However, the technical violation of the law means Coors will suffer some penalty, such as a fine.

According to state laws, Coors should have notified the health department 180 days prior to discharge of any contaminated water into the public water supply, even if the water meets all water quality standards.
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Title Annotation:Adolph Coors Co.
Publication:Modern Brewery Age
Date:Jun 18, 1990
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