MARYLAND – Verso Corp. to be fined $10,000 for tainting Potomac River


Paper making company Verso Corp. will be fined $10,000 for two chemical spills that tainted the Potomac River last September and October according to the Maryland Department of the Environment. The spills included 9,500 gallons of latex on Sept. 23 and concentrated red dye on Oct. 2 says department spokesman Jay Apperson in an email on Thursday. Verso, the Memphis, Tennessee based company, is in chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. Apperson says the department will file a claim against Verso in the bankruptcy action.


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