September 22, 2023

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2022/9/12 CrimeBox

Clean Water Act (CWA) CrimeBox for the week of September 12 to 18, 2022

Ohio CWA CrimeBox

For the week of Sept 12-18, 2022

Environmental Crimes: Historic Case: Fiscal Year 2004, CR_1418

One of 56 Criminal Prosecutions under the Clean Water Act (from 1989-2020)

(Tuscarawas River Watershed) Prison time for the President and VP for releasing untreated industrial wastewater into Massillon sanitary sewer system

The executive management of a plating company in Stark County was indicted in Ohio for knowingly violating the Clean Water Act. The company released its untreated industrial process water containing zinc and chromium into the local public sewer system.

Two of the three execs charged were locked up in prison for five months. All three defendants were sentenced to a period of home confinement and probation following. The president was charged a $5000 federal fine. The VPs were sentenced to community service.

Incarceration: 10 months Home confinement: 16 months: Federal fines: $5000; Probation: 56 months; Community Service: 300 hours

SDWA Compliance for the week of Sep 12-18, 2022: 69.7% *

*Ohio drinking water facilities currently in compliance with Safe Drinking Water Act

  • 4342 Drinking Water Facilities in Ohio
  • 1314 with Current Violations
  • 50 with Significant Violations
  • 354 with Formal Enforcement Actions (in the last 5 yrs)
  • 0 Criminal Prosecutions under the Safe Drinking Water Act

Significant Violations List includes:

7 and 14 Truck Stop

Apple Creek Village

Brunersburg WD

Campbell Soup Supply Co

Carey Conservation Sportsman Club

Champion Camping Club Public Water System

Choctaw Utilities Inc.

Comet Mobile Home Park

Community Freewill Baptist Church

Deer Creek Golf Course

Dietz Landing Public Water System

Dollar General #20756 Mount Sterling

Dutch Country Restaurant

Elks Club 1377 Public Water System

Fairbridge Inn Express

Freeport Village Public Water System

Galion City

Hamler Village

Hillside Mobile Home Park

Holgate Village

Hollansburg Park/Ball Diamond Public Water System

Huffman MetroPark MoMBA Well Public Water System

Joe’s Place II

Knipp Farms Inc. AMLC

Lamiell Properties

Landeck Tavern

Laura Village

Lima City

Lithopolis Village Public Water System

Longs Retreat Well 11, 14, 16, 18

Maysville Regional Water

McAfee Tool and Die Inc.

Melody Fool

Mount Pleasant Public Water System

Mulligans Pub, Driving Range and Putt

Pioneer Inn

Plank Road Tavern

Pleasant Valley Church and School

Sirna Pizza Public Water System

South Vienna Village Public Water System

Sunset Terrace Mobile Home Park

The Springfield House Public Water System

The Virtues Golf Club Clubhouse Public Water System

Thompson Center Market Public Water System

Valley Office Parkland Preschool Public Water System

Wauseon City

Wilmot Village Public Water System

Ohio EPA Spill Hotline 1-800-282-9378

“Report emergencies involving the release of any material that impacts public health or the environment, including chemicals, petroleum, manure, fires/explosions, or to make an emergency notification to Ohio EPA as required by law or by permit.”

Spills we are tracking:

Muskingum River Watershed, Wills Creek

Sep 6 – unknown amounts of corrosive liquid, lead and nitric acid reported spilled in Wills Township (Guernsey). Spill #1357.

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