User Login    
 + Register
News : KC Company Pleads Guilty To Transporting Hazardous Waste
Posted by Randy on 2013/12/10 10:02:09 (612 reads) News by the same author

Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., company pleaded guilty in federal court today to illegally transporting hazardous waste.
Click to see original Image in a new window

Z-Group, LLC, is a Kansas company registered to do business in Missouri. Company president Friedrich-Wilhelm Zschietzschmann represented the company in court today to plead guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to illegally transporting hazardous waste.

Zschietzschmann was also the president and CEO of Z-International, Inc., which specialized in the labeling industry. Z-International used large quantities of ink and ink-related products in its business, making labels for numerous companies all over the world. Z-International was located at 110 East 16th Street, Kansas City, Mo. Z-Group was established in 2001 by Zschietzschmann to serve as owner of real estate where Z-International operated its business.

Z-International was closed by Zschietzschmann in July 2010. Any assets or fixtures remaining on the property after the business closed were sold or otherwise disposed of by a Z-International employee.

Between July 2010 and April 2012, the company authorized personnel to hire others to transport hazardous waste to a separate location. Z-International employees authorized the transportation of 23 containers of varying sizes that contained liquid hazardous waste to Studer Container Service, 520 Madison Ave., Kansas City, Mo. Studer did not have a permit to receive hazardous waste.

In April 2012, Environmental Protection Agency officials conducted a compliance inspection at Studer. During the inspection, EPA inspectors found several containers of what appeared to be hazardous materials.

On June 28, 2012, EPA began its sampling and clean-up operation. On Dec. 21, 2012, the EPA National Enforcement Investigations Center provided analytical results for 38 samples collected from the containers dumped at Studer. Five of the samples tested positive for ignitability and two of the samples tested positive for toxicity.

The EPA Superfund Program cleaned up the hazardous waste at Studer to eliminate possible adverse effects on human health and environment. The total EPA Superfund cost was $36,871.

Under the terms of today’s plea agreement, Z-Group must pay a $50,000 fine and $36,871 in restitution, for a total payment of $86,871. The company is also subject to up to five years of probation. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the United States Probation Office.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jane Pansing Brown. It was investigated by the Environmental Protection Agency, Criminal Investigation Division.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article

Other articles
2015/11/27 6:40:00 - Minnesota Hunter Bags Unicorn Buck
2015/11/27 4:20:00 - Homeless Man Beaten Outside Gas Station In April Dies
2015/11/27 4:15:06 - What Happened When I Took My Spoiled Kid To A Homeless Shelter
2015/11/27 4:03:23 - Dentists Recount Strangest Things Found In Patients' Mouths
2015/11/27 4:00:00 - Planned Parenthood Considering All Legal Options To Continue Abortions At Columbia Clinic
2015/11/27 3:53:22 - November Firearms Deer Season Ends With Harvest Of 189,938
2015/11/25 14:20:00 - Police Seek Help Finding Grain Valley Fugitive
2015/11/25 12:30:05 - 11 Earthquakes Strike SE Missouri Overnight
2015/11/25 12:00:00 - Trenton Woman, Rescued In Monday Fire, Passes Away In Hospital
2015/11/25 11:14:43 - Mizzou Women Beat SIUE 75-46, Move to 5-0
2015/11/25 10:57:47 - Northwestern Holds Off Missouri 67-62 In CBE Classic
2015/11/25 10:50:00 - Lady Bulldogs Ride Richman's 22 Points To First Win Of Season
2015/11/25 10:36:32 - Gilman City Girls Open With Road Win Against Osborn
2015/11/25 10:26:54 - Chillicothe Routs Penney In Girls Season Opener
2015/11/25 10:20:00 - Princeton Splits Season Openers At North Harrison
2015/11/25 9:30:00 - Trenton Goes Overtime In Season-Opening Win Over East Buchanan
2015/11/25 8:56:26 - Mizzou Facing Image Crisis After Racial Issues, Upheaval
2015/11/25 8:26:05 - Two Charged With Murder After Man Found Dead Near Branson
2015/11/25 7:35:35 - North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees Meeting Report
2015/11/25 6:38:42 - Cameron Regional Medical Center Announces Awards Scholarships
2015/11/25 6:29:52 - 37th Annual Eagle Days at Squaw Creek Refuge To Be Held Dec. 5 & 6
2015/11/25 6:10:00 - Grundy County To Receive New Voting Equipment
2015/11/25 5:46:26 - Woman Identified In Monday Fire
2015/11/25 5:37:58 - Two Teens Injured, One Arrested In Accident Near Milan
2015/11/25 4:21:31 - Authorities Identify Victims, Alleged Shooter In Moberly Area Murder-Suicide
2015/11/25 4:18:02 - Grandfather Who Let 8-Year-Old Drive In Fatal Crash Had DUI, Drug History
2015/11/25 4:08:39 - A Rainy Thanksgiving And Potentially Slick Black Friday Morning For Missouri
2015/11/25 3:57:16 - Livingston County Sheriff Investigation Results In Conviction
2015/11/25 3:49:18 - I-29 Traffic Stop Nets 60 Pounds Of Marijuana
2015/11/24 15:28:17 - NCMC Men Fall To .500 With Hard Fought Road Loss

Bookmark this article at these sites


Listen to KTTN-FM