Plastics company hit with federal fine for hazardous waste storage

U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas Barry Grissom (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, John Sleezer)

WICHITA, Kan. – An El Dorado company has been ordered Wednesday to pay $97,612 in restitution and a $10,000 fine for mishandling waste chemicals.

U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom for Kansas said Integrated Plastic Solution, LLC also must pay a $400 special assessment and serve three years on probation to include participating in a compliance and ethics program.

In a news release, Grissom said Integrated Plastic Solutions, a plastics recycling company in El Dorado, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful storage of a hazardous waste. In its plea, the company admitted that from 2009 to July 16, 2013 it knowingly stored hazardous waste without a permit at its facility in El Dorado. The waste included paints and solvents. Many of the chemicals were highly inflammable and subject to flash fire or explosion if not properly stored.

Co-defendants include in the case include the company’s owner, Sean M. Riley, who previously was sentenced to 18 months on probation and restitution of $118,807, and company owner Brian J. Riley, who was sentenced to three years on probation and $118,807 restitution.

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