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PA PENNSYLVANIA COMPANY TO PAY $5 MILLION IN FINES AND RESTITUTION
Release Date: 07/25/97
FOR RELEASE: FRIDAY, JULY 25, 1997
PENNSYLVANIA COMPANY TO PAY $5 MILLION IN FINES AND RESTITUTION
On July 18, BFI Services Group, a Browning-Ferris Industries subsidiary, was fined $3 million and ordered to pay $642,311 to four publicly-owned treatment facilities by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. The waste management company was also directed by the court to pay remedial restitution of $1.5 million to programs or organizations that address environmental concerns in southeastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware. The defendant previously pleaded guilty to charges arising from the illegal disposal of wastewater treatment sludge at five publicly-owned treatment facilities. The case was investigated by EPA’s Criminal Investigation Division and the FBI.
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