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U.S. EPA PENALIZES MCDONNELL DOUGLAS $505,000 FOR VIOLATIONS

 SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) today announced that McDonnell Douglas Corp. (NYSE: MD), Cypress, Calif., has agreed to pay $505,000 for allegedly discharging wastewater with excessive amounts of lead, copper and nickel to Huntington Beach's wastewater treatment plant.
 "Treating industrial waste at its source is essential in keeping toxic pollutants from further degrading our waterways," said Harry Seraydarian, U.S. EPA's water management division director.
 The penalty was included in a consent decree settling the company's alleged violations of the pretreatment requirements of the Clean Water Act. The contaminated wastewater was discharged from the corporation's printed circuit board manufacturing facility in Huntington Beach between September 1987 and April 1991.
 Sewage treatment plants are not equipped to effectively treat industrial wastes, which can then pass through the treatment process and be discharged to the environment. Pretreatment regulations require industries to treat wastes to remove harmful pollutants before discharging these wastes to a treatment facility.
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 /CONTACT: Bill Glenn of the U.S. EPA, 415-744-1589/
 (MD)


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