Ex-NJ Public Water Operator Gets 3 Years For Fake Data

By Martin Bricketto (February 8, 2016, 4:57 PM EST) -- The onetime operator of public drinking water systems for two New Jersey towns was sentenced Monday to three years in prison for submitting false information on water purity tests, according to the state attorney general's office.

Edward O'Rourke, 60, of Brick had given the state Department of Environmental Protection reports marred by falsified data on over 200 samples that was capable of fully undercutting the results, Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said Monday. There's no evidence that O'Rourke's conduct led to the public consumption of drinking water with coliform bacteria, but his acts did hurt regulators' monitoring efforts during the...

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