4th of July fireworks lawsuit settled at Tahoe

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 4/01 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.

©2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
NEWSCASTS ON DEMAND

What's On

All content © Copyright 2014 Intermountain West Communications Company. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.