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1. PRINCIPAL DEFENDANT: Nupro Industries Corporation
E.D.  Pennsylvania  2:12-CR-00011-RK-1
2. DEFENDANT: Peter Dmytro Shtompil
E.D.  Pennsylvania  2:12-CR-00011-RK-1

Nupro Industries Corporation, which manufactures oils and esters at its plant at East Ontario and Bath Streets in Philadelphia, tampered with a required monitoring method. Shtompil was the Director of Operations at Nupro. Nupro’s pretreatment permits with the city required Nupro to monitor the pollutants in its industrial wastewater by taking representative samples of its wastewater and submitting the samples for testing of specified pollutants, such as pH and ethylbenzene. From 2006 to June 2007, Nupro watered down the samples, making the samples non-representative, in order to dilute the pollutants and appear to be in compliance with the pollutant limits under the permits.

January 27, 2012
The defendants were charged with violating the CWA {33 U.S.C. 1319(c)(4) - making false material statement}.

Shtompil pled guilty to the charge.

March 2, 2012
Nupro pled guilty to the charge.

July 27, 2012
Nupro was sentenced to 36 months probation and ordered to pay a $200,000 fine. In addition to probation and the fine, the court ordered Nupro to undertake a $25,000 community service project as designated by the Philadelphia Water Department, and they were ordered to implement an Environmental Compliance and Ethics Plan as a condi- Coos Bay - North Bend Water Board Nupro Industries Corporation tion of probation. Under the Plan, Nupro agreed to address and correct its environmental problems, to designate employees to be responsible for environmental issues and compliance at Nupro, and to annually train all of its employees on environmental compliance. Nupro was further ordered to publish, in an appropriate trade journal and a local newspaper, advertisements describing Nupro’s conduct, conviction, and sentence, remedial steps taken to prevent reoccurrence, and to provide information to other regulated entities about how to avoid similar prosecution.

August 10, 2012
Shtompil was sentenced to 36 months probation and was ordered to pay a $7,00 federal fine.

  • Clean Water Act (CWA)

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