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>Date: Fri, 2 Apr 1999 13:28:16 -0500 (EST)
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>TWO MICHIGAN MEN CHARGED WITH ILLEGAL WASTE DISPOSAL
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>James W. Morgan of St. Clair Shores, Mich., former owner of Morgan 
>Artcraft Screen Print Inc., and William M. Jones of Highland Park, 
>Mich., were indicted on March 25 in U.S. District Court for the 
>Eastern District of Michigan in Detroit on charges of violating the 
>Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.  The defendants allegedly 
>unlawfully transported and disposed of a trailer containing hazardous 
>waste inks at an abandoned warehouse in Detroit. Some of the abandoned 
>inks were flammable and others contained lead.  Exposure to sufficient 
>quantities of lead can cause neurological disorders in people.  The 
>EPA Superfund program paid $30,000 to dispose of the abandoned inks.  
>If convicted, the defendants each face a maximum sentence of up to 10 
>years in prison and/or fines of up to $500,000.  The case was 
>investigated by EPA's Criminal Investigation Division and the FBI with 
>the assistance of EPA's National Enforcement Investigations Center, 
>and is being prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice.
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