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Thu Apr 3, 2014, 09:14 PM

Personal-Care Giant Unilever Fined $1 Million For Polluting

HARTFORD Personal care product manufacturer Unilever was fined $1 million Thursday for failing to report illegal discharges of industrial waste into a waterway in Clinton.

The company also agreed to donate another $3.5 million to local environmental programs and to strengthen environmental compliance programs at its U.S. plants. U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny put the company on probation for three years.

"The environmental integrity of Connecticut's rivers and the Long Island Sound are of essential importance to our state and all of us," U.S. Attorney Deidre M. Daly said. "As this prosecution so clearly demonstrates, we will pursue all violations of federal laws to protect our waters."

The prosecution grew out of the discovery that a Unilever plant in Clinton, which closed in December 2012, had been discharging waste into a local waterway and, eventually, into Long Island Sound.

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Jack for Sanders Apr 2014 #1

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Thu Apr 3, 2014, 10:42 PM

1. New Ben and Jerry's flavor


Wastewater discharge.

You don't want to know what's in it though.

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