USA: Seven Up/RC Bottling Company of Southern California to pay $1 million fine for river pollution

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11 November 2005

Bottler to pay $1M for river pollution [USA]

Author: UPI

The 7-Up/RC Bottling Co. in California [part of Dr Pepper/Seven Up Bottling Group, jointly owned by Cadbury Schweppes and The Carlyle Group] will pay more than $1 million for wastewater discharge into the Los Angeles and San Gabriel rivers...The company pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles to 12 criminal counts of violating the act [Clean Water Act].

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10 November 2005

Seven-Up Taken Down: Bottler Pleads Guilty to 12 Counts of Water Pollution [USA]

Author: Corporate Crime Reporter

To avoid being precluded from obtaining federal contracts, the Seven-Up/RC Bottling Company of Southern California and its parent company, Dr Pepper/Seven-Up Bottling Group [owned by Cadbury Schweppes & Carlyle Group], also entered into a suspension and debarment agreement with EPA to develop a corporate-wide environmental program, which will include an environmental inspection program and a "hotline" so employees can anonymously report environmental or safety violations.

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