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Old 08-25-2004, 09:57 AM   #1
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Dave Matthews Band Sued Over Dumped Waste

CHICAGO - The state of Illinois sued the Dave Matthews Band on Tuesday for allegedly dumping up to 800 pounds of liquid human waste from a bus into the Chicago River, dousing a tour boat filled with passengers.

The lawsuit accuses the band and one of its bus drivers of violating state water pollution and public nuisance laws. It seeks $70,000 in civil penalties.

"Our driver has stated that he was not involved in this incident," band spokesman John Vlautin said in a statement. He said the band "will continue to be cooperative in this investigation."

According to the lawsuit, on Aug. 8 a bus leased by the band was heading to a downtown hotel where members were staying. As the bus crossed the Kinzie Street bridge, the driver allegedly emptied the contents of the septic tank through the bridge's metal grating into the river below.

More than 100 people on an architecture tour were showered with foul-smelling waste. The attorney general's office said no one was seriously injured.

"This incident may be unique, but that does not lessen the environmental or public health risks posed by the release of at least 800 pounds of liquid human waste into a busy waterway and onto a crowded tour boat," Attorney General Lisa Madigan said in a statement.

After the incident, the boat's captain turned the vessel around and took passengers back to the dock. Everyone received refunds, and the boat was cleaned with disinfectant.
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That's so gross

The space between..
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What would you say?...Don't drop the big one...
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Someone should sue him for the sonic crap he poures out over audiences night after night. Schwing!
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ah yes, Dave Matthew
better known over here as Dave Mattwho?
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this story's a load of crap...
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EWwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww that is sooooo disgusting!!!!!
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don't drink the water

Did anyone see the video on the news? I heard they have a video
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don't drink the water

Did anyone see the video on the news? I heard they have a video
don't drink the water indeed.


I guess the police have the video ... or at least that's what Chicago TV is saying. I don't think the video has been released

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I like how the newscaster in that report pointed out that Dave is one of the most environmentally conscious musicians out there. Dave must be horrified by this.

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Someone should sue him for the sonic crap he poures out over audiences night after night. Schwing!
Funny, I didn't see anyone covering their ears at the Abq. show Monday night. In fact, it was quite a joyous celebration.
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I always thought they were a shitty band

Seriously this is gross.
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Funny thing is, I had only roughly heard the story over the radio initially and some how got this idea and image of Dave Matthews, himself, doing the dumping on purpose as some radical environmental protest to get people to pay more attention to environmental issues. When your busy and only hear bits and pieces of a radio report, that can happen.
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Dont much care for Dave. Crappy music
results in thrown crap. Sounds logical.
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