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Subject: PA MICHIGAN MEN SENTENCED FOR VIOLATING THE RCRA
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!PA/MICHIGAN MEN SENTENCED FOR VIOLATING THE RCRA/SCROLL
FOR RELEASE:   FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 1998

MICHIGAN MEN SENTENCED FOR VIOLATING THE RESOURCE 
CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT

Martin S. Stevenson of Prudenville, Mich., was sentenced on Jan. 12, 
and Steven Lord of Grand Blanc, Mich., and Robert Adams of Houghton 
Lake Heights, Mich., were sentenced on Jan. 15, in U.S. District Court for
the Eastern 
District of Michigan in Bay City for violating the Resource 
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) by participating 
in a conspiracy to illegally dispose of paint waste containing 
methyl-ethyl ketone (MEK).  All three received 
identical sentences of 12 months in prison and a $4,000 fine. 
MEK is listed as hazardous waste under RCRA and human 
exposure can lead to severe respiratory tract ailments and a 
loss of consciousness.  The paint waste was allegedly 
misrepresented as non-hazardous hydraulic fluid and placed 
in a dumpster and spilled on the ground at Lakeside 
Stamping Inc., in Prudenville, Mich.  The waste was then alleged 
to have been disposed of at a landfill in Waters, 
Michigan which was not licensed for the disposal of 
hazardous wastes.  The case was investigated by EPA's Criminal 
Investigation Division, the FBI and the Michigan Department of Environmental
Quality.


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