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Subject: MICHIGAN MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO ILLEGAL WASTE DISPOSAL
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THURSDAY, MAY 20, 1999


MICHIGAN MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO ILLEGAL WASTE DISPOSAL

James W. Morgan of St. Clair Shores, Mich., former president and owner 
of Morgan Artcraft Screen Print Inc., pleaded guilty on May 13 in U.S. 
District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan in Detroit to 
charges of violating the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.  The 
defendant admitted in his plea that he paid $1,000 for the illegal 
disposal of several thousand containers of hazardous waste inks.  The 
inks were abandoned at an unused 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.  EPA's Superfund program paid $30,000 to dispose of the 
abandoned inks.  The plea agreement calls for up to eight months of 
incarceration and a fine to be determined at the time of sentencing.  
The case was investigated by EPA's Criminal Investigation Division, 
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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