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AG's office sues Camden County business for water violations

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Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced Tuesday that his office has filed a lawsuit in Camden County against the operator of a mobile home park in the Lake of the Ozarks area.

The company, Osage Lakeshore Ltd., and its president, Clayton Fink, own and operate Mickeyland Mobile Home Park in Sunrise Beach. According to a news release from Koster's office, the park is served by a recirculating sand filter wastewater treatment system that discharges to Lake of the Ozarks.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources inspected the facility in September 2008 and July 2009 and found multiple violations, according to the release. The inspections found untreated wastewater overflowing the collection system into the lake, and excessive vegetation covering the sand filter and other parts of the facility. DNR records also showed that discharge from the facility exceeded permitted limits for fecal coliform and residual chlorine, the release said.  

“The defendants were given the opportunity to correct violations of Missouri’s clean water laws but were unwilling to cooperate to bring the facility into compliance,” Koster said in the release.

In addition to injunctions against the company, requiring the owners to repair and  upgrade the facility, Koster's office is asking for fines of up to $10,000 per day for each violation of the state Clean Water Law and for the company to cover costs associated with the case.[[In-content Ad]]

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