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2009-11-10 11:26:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two companies and the city of St. Maries, Idaho, have agreed to clean up a superfund site in St. Maries at a cost estimated at more than $12 million, the Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. Carney Products Co. Ltd., the general partners of B.J. Carney & Co. LP, along with the city have agreed to clean up the St. Maries Creosote Superfund site in a settlement agreement filed late yesterday...

2009-09-11 14:21:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Newark grand jury indicted three individuals for their participation in fraud and kickback conspiracies related to contracts at a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-designated Superfund site, Federal Creosote, located in Manville, N.J., the Department of Justice announced today. One individual is also charged with participating in a bid-rigging conspiracy and additional fraud and kickback conspiracies at Federal Creosote and another...

2009-07-13 13:24:00

WASHINGTON, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An employee of a Sewell, N.J., sub-contractor that provided temporary electrical services was sentenced today to serve 20 months in jail for his role in a kickback and fraud scheme at an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-designated Superfund site in New Jersey, the Department of Justice announced. The sub-contractor was also ordered to pay $154,597 in restitution to the EPA, jointly and severally with his co-conspirators. Christopher...

2009-07-06 13:03:00

WASHINGTON, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A former executive of Bennett Environmental Inc. (BEI), a Canadian-based company that treats and disposes of contaminated soil, pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to pay kickbacks and commit fraud at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-designated Superfund site, Federal Creosote, located in Manville, N.J. The former executive also pleaded guilty to participating in a money laundering conspiracy and impeding a proceeding...

2009-07-02 13:41:37

Scientists and environmental activists hailed the removal of tons of toxic mud from the bottom of the Elizabeth River in Chesapeake, Va. The removal marks the start of a $1.2 million cleanup environmentalists have been seeking for years, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot said Thursday. A heavy equipment effort to rid the river of the unwanted muck finally began two weeks ago. At last! Elizabeth River Project Board President Joe Thomas said of the effort. We are creating history here today, Walter...

2009-06-25 12:17:00

WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The co-owner of a Martinsville, N.J., landscaping company pleaded guilty to participating in a fraud conspiracy at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-designated Superfund site, Federal Creosote, located in Manville, N.J., the Department of Justice announced today. Frederick Landgraber pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey today to one count of conspiracy to defraud the EPA from approximately March 2002 until...

2009-04-07 08:38:32

U.S. biologists say they have narrowed their hunt for the genes that allow rodents to eat toxic creosote bushes in the southwestern United States. As that region grew warmer 18,700 to 10,000 years ago, juniper trees vanished from what is now the Mojave Desert, robbing packrats of their favorite food, the scientists said. Instead, the rodents are consuming toxic creosote. University of Utah Professor Denise Dearing and colleagues captured eight packrats -- also known as woodrats -- from each...

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2009-04-06 07:45:46

As the U.S. Southwest grew warmer from 18,700 to 10,000 years ago, juniper trees vanished from what is now the Mojave Desert, robbing packrats of their favorite food. Now, University of Utah biologists have narrowed the hunt for detoxification genes that let the rodents eat toxic creosote bushes that replaced juniper. "It was either eat it or move out," says biology Professor Denise Dearing, senior author of the study, published online Tuesday, April 7 in the journal Molecular Ecology. During...

2009-03-04 13:01:00

WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Middlesex, N.J., industrial pipes, valves and fittings supply company and its co-owner pleaded guilty today to participating in a fraud conspiracy at two U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-designated Superfund sites in New Jersey, the Department of Justice announced today. The sites are Federal Creosote, located in Manville, N.J., and Diamond Alkali, located in Newark, N.J. National Industrial Supply LLC (NIS) and its co-owner, Victor...

2009-02-26 11:44:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An employee of a Sewell, N.J., company that provided temporary electrical utilities pleaded guilty today to participating in a fraud conspiracy at an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-designated Superfund site in New Jersey, the Department of Justice announced today. Christopher Tranchina pleaded guilty to a charge filed today in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey. Tranchina was charged with conspiracy to defraud the EPA at the Federal...


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