Tampa Bay Builder Fined $10,000 for Illegal Concrete Dumping

Tampa Contractors Dump Concrete Into River

TAMPA BAY TIMES:   The contractor building an $8.8 million section of Tampa’s Riverwalk will pay $10,000 in fines for dumping concrete waste into the Hillsborough River.Johnson Bros. Corp. of Lithia also agreed to cover the investigative costs of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission, which each imposed a $5,000 fine.

Together, those costs bring the total that Johnson Bros. will pay to slightly more than $11,000. The fines result from two days when Johnson Bros. workers washed concrete-laden water from its construction barge into the river, according to a seven-page agreement between the company and environmental regulators.

One of those washouts, on Aug. 12, was captured on video by downtown worker Matthew Von Dohre, who saw a similar dump the day before.

Read the full article in the Tampa Bay Times.