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Company Pleads Guilty To Illegal Dumping Of Fracking Waste


A Youngstown company has pleaded guilty to illegally dumping fracking wastewater into a storm sewer 33 times between October 2012 and January 2013.  A judge fined the company, Hardrock Excavating, 75 thousand dollars. Company owner Ben Lupo pleaded guilty in March 2014 and was sentenced to 28 months in prison.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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