Waste Treater Pleads Guilty To Illegal Discharge

Law360, New York (September 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Industrial waste treatment firm Comprehensive Environmental Solutions Inc. has entered a plea agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, admitting to the agency’s charges that it violated the Clean Water Act and made false statements about illegal discharges of untreated liquid wastes.

CESI has agreed to pay a fine of $600,000 plus an additional $150,000 that will fund a community service project that aims to restore and preserve the waters adjoining the Rouge River and the Detroit River.

According to the plea agreement, filed Thursday in...
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