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Cleveland metals company pleads guilty to dumping wastewater
The Kelly Plating Company bypassed pollution control systems 14 times in the spring of 2012
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


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A Cleveland company has pleaded guilty to violating the Clean Water Act. And as WKSU's Kabir Bhatia reports, it happened more than a dozen times in just three months.
Cleveland metals company pleads guilty to dumping wastewater

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The Kelly Plating Company admitted to illegally dumping water with high concentrations of chrome and zinc into the sewer system, which empties into Lake Erie. An employee was indicted earlier this year for bypassing pollution control systems which are supposed to treat the water.

U.S. Attorney Steve Dettelbach says cases like this one show that violations of the Clean Water Act will be vigorously pursued.

“We’re proud that we make things in Ohio, but we also have to watch that we make things the right way. That as we manufacture and make things that we’re not mortgaging the future of the water that we drink, the air that we breathe and the land we live on in order to make a profit.”

Dettelbach is recommending that Kelly Plating pay a $50,000 fine, plus $25,000 to a charity that works to improve water quality. Criminal charges are still pending against the employee who bypassed the water treatment systems. 
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