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WEST VIRGINIA MAN SENTENCED FOR ILLEGAL SEWAGE DISCHARGE

Release Date: 11/04/99
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FOR RELEASE: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1999
WEST VIRGINIA MAN SENTENCED FOR
ILLEGAL SEWAGE DISCHARGE

James Bragg of Lanark, W.Va., was sentenced to one year in prison and one year supervised release on Oct. 25, in U.S. District Court in Beckley for Clean Water Act violations. Bragg owned a sewage treatment facility in Grandview, W.Va. Bragg previously admitted that in June1996 he allowed untreated sewage from the plant to
flow into the waters of Pledge Branch, which ultimately empties into the New River. Untreated sewage waste usually contains fecal coliform that can spread infectious diseases. The case was investigated by EPA’s Criminal Investigation Division and was prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice.

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