Company Executive Guilty In Water Pollution Case

Environmental IssuesEnvironmental PollutionWater PollutionDeathRobert Meyer

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former executive of a Branford companyhas pleaded guilty to violating the federal Clean Water Act.

Fifty-five-year-old Robert Meyer pleaded guilty Tuesday tofailing to report toxic discharges into the Branford River from thenow-defunct Atlantic Wire Co.

Officials say Atlantic Wire's repeated discharges of toxicwastewater between 2005 and early 2008 killed hundreds of crabs.

Earlier this year, Atlantic Wire agreed to pay $1.5 million, andto spend nearly $900,000 to clean up its site.

Meyer is to be sentenced in October.

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