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Sewage fine cut for Malibu mobile home park

November 19, 2009 12:06:54 AM PST
A Malibu mobile home park that dumped 2,000 gallons of sewage into the ocean won't have to pay as high a fine as originally proposed.Paradise Cove was hit with a $1.65 million fine in February for dumping sewage into the ocean and local creeks.

But the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board realized they failed to issue a cease-and-desist order first. On Tuesday, the board lowered the fine to $54,500.

The decision can be appealed to the state water board.