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ST. JOSEPH, MO (2010-11-16) A St. Joseph manufacturer pays hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines after settling with state and federal authorities over environmental dumping charges.
HPI Products was accused of dumping hazardous waste from its herbicide and pesticide plant down floor drains and into the St. Joseph sewer system. HPI and it's president William Garvey will pay $150,000 in civil penalties. But the cleanup for the contaminated sites is expected to cost 10 to 15 million dollars. The company and Garvey will be sent the bill for that as well. Earlier $400,000 in fines were paid out after a federal government indictment on illegal storage of the waste. Garvey plead guilty to that charge and was sentenced to 6 months in prison.
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