2 NJ Officials Indicted For Water Pollution Scheme

Law360, New York (February 13, 2013, 3:59 PM EST) -- A New Jersey grand jury on Tuesday hit two East Orange Water Commission officials with a 14-count indictment alleging the duo falsified water tests to hide elevated levels of tetrachloroethene, an industrial solvent and probable carcinogen used in dry cleaning.

EOWC Executive Director Harry Mansmann, 58, and Assistant Executive Director William Mowell, 51, were indicted on counts of conspiracy, unlawful release of a toxic pollutant and violating the New Jersey Water Pollution Control Act and New Jersey Safe Drinking Water Act, amongst others, for altering test...
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