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Note reference to Michigan firm, Diversey, Inc.,   that used this outfit to 
dispose of waste.....



!PA/HAZARDOUS WASTE AND WEAPONS CHARGES AGAINST CALIF. MAN/SCROLL
FOR RELEASE:   FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 1998


HAZARDOUS WASTE AND WEAPONS CHARGES AGAINST CALIFORNIA MAN
                                                    
Art Krueger of Loomis, Calif., was sentenced on Dec. 19, in U.S. 
District Court for the Eastern District of California in Sacramento to 
21 months incarceration, and was ordered to pay $13,976 in restitution 
for his July 1997 conviction for the illegal storage and 
transportation of hazardous wastes and wire fraud.  In 1993, the 
Sacramento fire department discovered illegally stored hazardous waste 
during an inspection of a warehouse leased by Krueger and convicted 
co-defendant, Frank Fiorillo.  A further search of the warehouse 
uncovered 100 rocket motors and warheads containing 7,500 pounds of 
explosives, and approximately 17,000 155mm artillery shells, which had 
been obtained without proper federal permits.  Krueger and Fiorillo 
operated Safewaste and West Coast Industries Inc., in Sacramento, 
Calif.  Safewaste had contracted to handle hazardous waste for 
Diversey Inc., a national manufacturer of cleaning chemicals located 
in Michigan.  Krueger provided Diversey with false certificates of 
disposal for the waste, which was hauled to the Sacramento warehouse 
operated by Fiorillo and himself.  The case was investigated by EPA's 
Criminal Investigation Division, the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, 
Tobacco and Firearms, with the assistance of EPA's National 
Enforcement Investigations Center.  


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