Ex-Coke Plant Manager Admits To CWA Violations

Law360, New York (March 16, 2011, 9:23 PM EDT) -- A former environmental manager at The Coca-Cola Co. bottling plant AMCAN Beverages Inc. on Wednesday pled guilty to violating the Clean Water Act by sending contaminants into a city sewer system in northern California.

Dhiren Patel, 43, admitted to preparing and submitting false monthly reports showing compliance with the Clean Water Act, according to a Thursday statement by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California.

While working as the environmental health and safety manager at the AMCAN plant in American Canyon, Calif., Patel...
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