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KC company fined for illegally transporting hazardous waste

Updated: 2013-12-10T13:19:14Z

A Kansas City company has pleaded guilty to federal charges of illegally transporting hazardous waste.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Missouri says the company, Z-Group, has to pay a $50,000 fine and about $37,000 in restitution for the cleanup. The company was at 110 E. 16th St. in Kansas City before it closed in 2010.

Company president Friedrich-Wilhelm Zschietzschmann represented the company in court Monday to plead guilty.

Zschietzschmann was also the president and CEO of Z-International Inc., which specialized in the labeling industry and used large quantities of ink and ink-related products in its business.

Prosecutors says that between July 2010 and April 2012, the company authorized personnel to hire others to transport hazardous waste to a separate location that did not have a permit to receive hazardous waste. The EPA Superfund Program cleaned up the hazardous waste at the site.

The Associated Press

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