Utah Refinery To Pay $3M In Criminal Pollution Case

Law360, New York (September 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Chemical company Johnson Matthey Inc. has agreed to plead guilty and pay $3 million to settle an alleged Clean Water Act felony violation at a precious metal refining plant in Utah.

On Wednesday, Judge Dee Benson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah approved a plea agreement between federal prosecutors and Johnson Matthey in which the company pleaded guilty to a charge that it had “cherry-picked” water samples to conceal selenium concentrations in its runoff.

Former plant manager Paul Greaves and former general...
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