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Environmental Crimes Historic Conviction:  Fiscal Year 1998; Case ID# CR_871(Ohio)
Airplane lavatory emptied into storm sewer

One of 56 Criminal Prosecutions in Ohio under the Clean Water Act (from 1989-2021)

The defendant in this case was a company providing corporate aviation and airline support services at Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland. Co-defendant is the supervisor involved in the offense. The defendants were charged with a single count violation of the Clean Water Act, negligent violation.

A bill of information presented to federal district court showed the individual defendant, a manager in the airline support services company responsible for the CWA violation. The bill of information noted aircraft lavatory cleanings including urine, toilet paper and chemical deodorizer were deposited into a storm sewer at the Hopkins International Airport. The defendant plead guilty to the charge and received a federal fine of $250; the corporate defendant fined $2500.

Federal fines: $2,750

CWA CrimeBox briefs are compiled from EPA Criminal Enforcement records.

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