On a personal note, I have mixed emotions. I am glad for what penalties are
there and it appears a real improvement over other events in Indiana. On the
other hand, I see no mention of jail time for the violators, which I think
would be _the_ serious deterrent.
Indianapolis, Indiana USA
Guide to pay $14.2 million for fish kill
Anderson company agrees to plead guilty to violating Clean Water Act in
connection with White River disaster.
STAFF AND WIRE REPORT
June 18, 2001
Guide Corp. will pay $14.2 million and plead guilty to seven counts of
violating the Clean Water Act to settle criminal charges and state and
federal lawsuits in connection with a massive fish kill on the White River.
The terms of the plea agreement, if accepted by a federal judge, would result
in a $1.96 million fine, the largest ever imposed for an environmental crime
in the Southern District of Indiana, U.S. Attorney Timothy Morrison said.
Guide also would forfeit $1.96 million in one of the first cases ever in the
nation to include the use of forfeited assets to fight environmental crime,
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