TD Fall Investing GuideTD Fall Investing Guide
Updated: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 06:36:16 GMT | By The Associated Press, thecanadianpress.com

Tonawanda Coke, manager face penalty for polluting

BUFFALO, N.Y. - A western New York industrial plant and its environmental controls manager face sentencing Wednesday for illegally releasing the carcinogen benzene into the air and improperly handling hazardous sludge.


BUFFALO, N.Y. - A western New York industrial plant and its environmental controls manager face sentencing Wednesday for illegally releasing the carcinogen benzene into the air and improperly handling hazardous sludge.

Tonawanda Coke Corp., along the Niagara River, and manager Mark Kamholz are due in federal court in Buffalo, where they were convicted following a trial last year. Jurors also found Kamholz guilty of obstruction for moving to hide problems from an inspector.

The charges followed years of complaints from neighbours about black soot and high cancer rates. The company burns coal to produce coke, used in steel making.

Kamholz is expected to receive up to 3 years and 5 months in prison. The government is seeking $57 million in fines for the company.

About 20 civil suits involving more than 250 people are pending in state court.

Find the cheapest gas price near you!Find the cheapest gas price near you!
Scroll upScroll down

Recently recommended stories

advertisement