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D&L Energy owner pleads not guilty to dumping oil in storm sewer

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The owner of D&L Energy and the man he instructed to dump oil drilling waste into a storm sewer were both arraigned in federal court Friday morning.

Ben Lupo is accused of instructing his employees to dump brine and oilfield waste into a storm drain on the company's property back in late January.

That waste made its way into the Mahoning River and led to a massive clean-up effort.
Several pollutants showed up in the contents of that waste.

According to state and federal investigators Lupo, admitted to illegally dumping waste about a half-a-dozen times.

Lupo had his operating permits permanently revoked for his companies D&L Energy and Hardrock Excavating.

The company Hardrock Excavating is also charged in this case and face major fines if there is a conviction.

 

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