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NEW HAMPSHIRE MEN CHARGED WITH ILLEGAL SEWAGE DISCHARGE

Release Date: 12/06/2001
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FOR RELEASE: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2001
NEW HAMPSHIRE MEN CHARGED WITH ILLEGAL SEWAGE DISCHARGE
Luke C. Hester 202-564-7818 / hester.luke@epa.gov


The indictment of Frederick B. Lawrence Jr., and Bradley G. Beaudoin, both of Troy, N.H., was announced on Nov. 30. Lawrence, chairman of the Troy Water and Sewer Commission, and Beaudoin, the superintendent of the Troy Waste Water Treatment Plant, were charged with installing an illegal pipe that allowed raw sewage and wastewater to leak into the Ashuelot River. Such pollution can make the waters unsafe for drinking, recreation, fish and wildlife. An indictment is merely an accusation and all defendants are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty in a court of law. If convicted, each defendant faces a maximum sentence of up to three years in prison and/or a maximum fine of up to$250,000. The case was investigated by EPA’s Criminal Investigation Division with the assistance of EPA’s National Enforcement Investigations Center and is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Concord, N.H.

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