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Maryland Company and Co-Owner Charged with Polluting Surface Waters
Release Date: 11/12/2004
Contact: John Millett 202-564-7842 / email@example.com
(11/12/2004) Restoration East, LLC, of Baltimore, Md., and Louis J. Helmacy, a Restoration East Co-Owner, were charged on Oct. 28 in Montgomery County Circuit Court with illegally discharging demolition waste into a tributary of Rock Creek. From June 1, 2003 to June 10, 2003, the defendants were conducting a hydrodemolition of a concrete floor in a parking garage located in Montgomery County. This activity involved using a high pressure hose to pulverize the floor and create a concrete slurry. The defendants, however, did not get a discharge permit for this activity from the state, and wastewater from the project allegedly entered the Rock Creek tributary. The case was investigated by the Environmental Crimes Unit of the Maryland Attorney General, the Maryland State Police, the Washington Office of EPA's Criminal Investigation Division and the U.S. Park Police. It is being prosecuted by the Maryland Attorney General's Office.