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Posted Fri Jun 6 2008: from AP News:
Oregon judge sends polluting company owner to prison
The owner of a company that repeatedly mishandled waste oil and other hazardous material in violation of federal environmental laws has been sentenced to six months in prison. Donald Spencer will also pay a $150,000 fine on behalf of his company, Spencer Environmental Inc. A prosecutor says a prison sentence in such an environmental case is rare. Spencer was convicted of two federal felonies for failing to dispose properly of thousands of gallons of used oil and wastewater contaminated with highly corrosive hydrochloric acid.
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