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PA ABANDONMENT OF HAZARDOUS WASTE LEADS TO GUILTY PLEA
Release Date: 09/19/97
FOR RELEASE: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1997
ABANDONMENT OF HAZARDOUS WASTE LEADS TO GUILTY PLEA
On Sept. 4, in U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon in Portland, Trevor Lamberson pleaded guilty to two counts of criminally transporting and disposing of ignitable hazardous waste in violation of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. In 1994, Lamberson was hired by the former owner of C&I Coatings Inc., a paint company in Portland, to dispose of 21 drums of ignitable hazardous waste that had accumulated on site. Lamberson transported and illegally stored the drums at residence near Junction City, Ore. A year later, he again transported and abandoned the drums at two sites -- one owned and managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the other privately owned. When sentenced, Lamberson faces a maximum of up to 10 years in prison and/or fines of up to $50,000 per day of violation. This investigation was conducted by EPA’s Criminal Investigation Division and the BLM.
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