SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Louisiana company has pleaded guilty to transporting and dumping hazardous waste in a neighborhood in Savannah, Georgia.
Federal prosecutors in Georgia said Wednesday that New Orleans-based Boasso America Inc., which has a facility near Savannah, was sentenced to five years of probation.
Boasso was also ordered to pay restitution, including cleanup costs; a $500,000 penalty; and to establish, implement, and enforce an effective environmental compliance plan.
Prosecutors said the case involves tank containers that held hazardous waste.
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Authorities said two employees illegally transported and dumped a significant amount of a chemical known as naphthalene into the ground of a Savannah neighborhood in 2015.
Officials say law enforcement and environmental workers quickly cleaned up the waste after it was discovered.
Company representatives didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.