Southern Environmental Law, HC and others Request TDEC Terminate or Revoke Volunteer Sand & Gravel NPDES Permit

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The Southern Environmental Law Center (“SELC”), Harpeth Conservancy, Hurricane Mills Mining Opposition, Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association, Tennessee Clean Water Network, Tennessee Chapter Sierra Club, and Defenders of Wildlife (“Conservation Groups”) ask the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (“TDEC” or “the Department”) to terminate or revoke National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) Permit TN0082236, issued to Volunteer Sand and Gravel, LLC (“Volunteer Sand and Gravel” or “the company”) for discharges at its sand and gravel mine sited adjacent to the Duck River. We make this request based on the company’s failure to comply with the conditions of its permit, failure to include relevant information in its initial permit application, and because the permitted activity endangers the environment and can only be regulated to acceptable levels by permit modification or termination.

Read entire letter HERE.