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2 charged over spillage from landfill

Officials lied about the Waimanalo Gulch facility's operations, a federal indictment says

By Gordon Y.K. Pang

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 01, 2014

~~<p>Two top officials for the operator of the city's Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill knowingly committed violations of the U.S. Clean Water Act and then conspired and made false statements to the state Health Department, according to a 13-count federal indictment Wednesday.</p>
<p>The indictment names Waste Management of Hawaii Inc. General Manager and Vice President Joseph Whelan and environmental protection manager Justin Lottig. If convicted, the company faces a maximum criminal fine of $500,000 for each count and Whelan and Lottig could face federal prison terms.</p>
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Two top officials for the operator of the city's Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill knowingly committed violations of the U.S. Clean Water Act and then conspired and made false statements to the state Health Department, according to a 13-count federal indictment Wednesday.

The indictment names Waste Management of Hawaii Inc. General Manager and Vice President Joseph Whelan and environmental protection manager Justin Lottig. If convicted, the company faces a maximum criminal fine of $500,000 for each count and Whelan and Lottig could face federal prison terms. Login for more...



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