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Wastewater problems may cost Amherst millions

The Department of Environmental Conservation has fined the Town of Amherst $20,000.

The penalty comes after DEC tests discovered high levels of ammonia in the wastewater dumped into Tonawanda Creek from the town's wastewater treatment plant.

Additionally, the town has agreed to pay for a study to fully review operations at the treatment facility.

According to the Buffalo News, repairs to correct the problem could cost the town millions.