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Developers fined for stormwater runoff

Posted October 20, 2009 11:04 a.m. EDT

— The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined two Triangle-area developers for violating the Clean Water Act.

The violations stem from excessive stormwater runoff from their projects into nearby creeks. Runoff is a leading cause of pollution and sediment in nearly 40 percent of bodies of water nationwide that don't meet water-quality standards, officials said.

Wendell Falls Development LLC was fined $21,000 for three violations at its Wendell Falls subdivision in Wendell, while Lake Glad Commercial LLC was fined $5,000 for violations at the Highland Trails Commercial Center in Creedmoor.