Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Missouri Company Caught Storing Hazardous Waste in Franklin County Gets Probation, Must Help Pay for Cleanup

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Missouri Company Caught Storing Hazardous Waste in Franklin County Gets Probation, Must Help Pay for Cleanup

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ST. LOUIS - A Missouri company involved in the illegal storage of hazardous waste in Franklin County was sentenced Friday to two years of probation and ordered to help pay $1.5 million toward cleanup costs.

The company, Missouri Green Materials, pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in November. Two company officers, Daryl and Penny A. Duncan, were sentenced to probation in November and also ordered to pay the Environmental Protection Agency $1.5 million, as was U.S. Technology Corp. president Raymond Williams, of Ohio, who admitted sending the waste to Missouri.

Missouri Green Materials, the Duncans and Williams are equally responsible for paying that $1.5 million total and can split that debt, or one of them can pay it all.

The waste was generated when paint containing heavy metals was stripped from tanks, planes and other military equipment. …

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