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Former owner of Champion factory sentenced for dumping hazardous waste

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Five years after authorities first caught him improperly storing ten thousand tons of hazardous material at his factory in Champion, a Maryland man is finally sentenced.

A judge in Trumbull County fined Edgar Knieriem Jr. $5,000 and placed him on probation for two years.

The 66-year-old pleaded guilty to six counts of open burning and dumping two years ago, but his health issues repeatedly delayed his sentencing date.

The charges were filed in 2009 after authorities found the hazardous material at Diversified Resources at 400 Refractory Drive in Champion.

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