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Pleads to illegal dumping at wastewater facility

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A Griffith resident has pleaded guilty to violating EPA requirements at the Hammond Sanitary District’s publicly-owned wastewater treatment facility, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana said.

Ronald Holmes, 47, pleaded guilty last week to a felony charge of violating the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s pretreatment program requirements when “he caused the discharge of pollutants” into the Hammond Sanitary District’s facility “when he had not been issued a permit to do so.”

Pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of introducing, causing to be introduced, hauling, and trucking pollutants to a publicly owned treatment works was NH Environmental Group, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Sentencing has been scheduled for March 14.

The case was investigated by EPA.


Posted 12/9/2013