Coca-Cola Syrup Plant May Have Violated Atlanta Laws
Jacques Couret
Atlanta Business Chronicle
February 27, 2013

The Coca-Cola Co.'s Atlanta bottling plant may have violated city wastewater rules, the company disclosed Wednesday in its annual report to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The beverage giant's Atlanta syrup plant discharges wastewater to an Atlanta wastewater treatment plant.

"The Company became aware that wastewater-related reports filed by ASP with regulators may contain certain inaccurate information and made self-disclosure to the City of Atlanta regarding the matter as required by applicable law," Coca-Cola said in the 10-K filing. "As a result, regulatory authorities may seek monetary and/or other sanctions against the Company."

In a statement to Atlanta Business Chronicle, Coca-Cola said it is committed to sustainable and responsible growth.

"We are in the process of correcting a wastewater issue we identified and reported at one of our Atlanta production facilities," Coca-Cola said in the statement. "We are cooperating and working with the city of Atlanta to take appropriate steps to ensure our operations comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations. This situation does not pose a public health, safety or environmental threat."

In 2010, Coca-Cola ramped up production at its South Atlanta syrup plant as it introduced its Freestyle dispenser.

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