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Fujicolor Employee Admits False Wastewater Reporting

Fujicolor Employee Admits False Wastewater Reporting

DALLAS, Texas, June 20, 2008 (ENS) – A former employee of Fujicolor’s film developing facility in Terrell, Texas pleaded guilty Wednesday to willfully concealing and covering up a material fact in wastewater discharge reports that must be filed under the federal Clean Water Act. Gerald Lakota admitted to reporting only wastewater samples that were within…

Railroad Sued for Water Pollution in South Carolina Wreck

Railroad Sued for Water Pollution in South Carolina Wreck

COLUMBIA, South Carolina, April 25, 2008 (ENS) – The federal government filed a lawsuit against the Norfolk Southern railroad company Thursday over pollution that settled in a creek after a deadly 2005 train crash in the mill town of Graniteville, South Carolina. Nine men died and 250 people were injured after a 42 car Norfolk…

Sham Mississippi Hazwaste Operator Jailed

Sham Mississippi Hazwaste Operator Jailed

NATCHEZ, Mississippi, February 7, 2008 (ENS) – Dennie Eugene Pridemore had been paid to take millions of pounds of hazardous waste containing the toxic heavy metals cadmium, chromium and lead and recycle it into marketable products at his facility in Yazoo City, Mississippi. But instead he buried the wastes in trenches and produced products that…