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PA TWO MEN SENTENCED IN MORREL CASE

Release Date: 11/22/96
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PA TWO MEN SENTENCED IN MORREL CASE

FOR RELEASE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1996

TWO MEN SENTENCED IN MORREL CASE

On Nov. 18, Ronald E. Greenwood and Barry M. Milbauer, the former manager and assistant manager of John Morrell and Co.'s waste water treatment plant located in Sioux Falls, S.D., were each sentenced to six months home confinement, a $1,000 fine and 100 hours of community service. In addition, Greenwood was ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution and Milbauer $3,000 in restitution to the Big Sioux River Environmental Trust Fund. In January 1995, Greenwood and Milbauer pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the Clean Water Act by illegally discharging wastewater from the Morrell wastewater treatment plant into the Big Sioux River in violation of Morrell's discharge permit, the falsification of monitoring reports and a conspiracy to hide these illegal acts over a period of eight years. The case was investigated by EPA's Criminal Investigation Division with the assistance of EPA's National Enforcement Investigation Center.

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