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.