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OHIO MEN INDICTED ON CLEAN AIR ACT CHARGES

Release Date: 11/18/99
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FOR RELEASE: THURSDAY, NOV. 18, 1999
OHIO MEN INDICTED ON CLEAN AIR ACT CHARGES

John Krisak of Cleveland, Ohio, and Greg Sinkovitch of Alliance, Ohio, were indicted on Nov. 3 in U.S. District Court in Cleveland, Ohio, for allegedly violating the Clean Air Act. The defendants are accused of falsifying environmental test reports concerning particulate matter air flow from an electric arc furnace used to produce steel. Breathing air which contains higher than allowed amounts of particulate matter can produce a variety of lung diseases including emphysema. If convicted, each defendant faces a maximum sentence of up to two years in prison and/or a fine of up to $250,000. The case was investigated by EPA’s Criminal Investigation Division, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation and is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.


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