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Poetic Justice for One Illegal Dumper in Westmoreland County

On April 21, PA CleanWays of Westmoreland County and the Sewickley Creek Watershed Group targeted an illegal dumpsite at Rt 31 West Newton exit and Interstate 70 for cleanup.

Volunteers from the groups and the public works department from South Huntingdon Township worked to remove 21 tons of various household trash, shingles and other construction debris from this site.

Later in the week, as one of the public works department employees who helped with the cleanup was on their way to work, he noticed a dump truck stuck in the mud at the site that was just cleaned up. They called the State Police and the township.

Apparently this person was in the process of dumping a new load of shingles on the site that had been cleaned only four days before.

According to Scott Painter from South Huntingdon Township, the dumper was fined by the State Police, the Department of Environmental Protection, South Huntingdon Township and had to pay to have his dump truck towed. (Thanks to Shannon Reiter, PA CleanWays, for sending this in.)


4/27/2007

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