4th of July fireworks lawsuit settled at Tahoe

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Updated: 4/01/2014 2:12 pm

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The biggest Fourth of July fireworks show at Lake Tahoe will go on as scheduled this summer after tourism officials settled a lawsuit accusing them of polluting the lake in violation of the Clean Water Act.

Carol Chaplin, executive director of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, says the group reached an agreement on Monday with Joseph and Joan Truxler of Zephyr Cove.

The couple had accused the authority of violating the act more than a thousand times over the past five years by discharging spent fireworks into the alpine lake.

Chaplin says under the settlement, the LTVA will step up oversight of the post-fireworks cleanup and establish a hotline for residents to report the presence of any debris.

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