Man convicted of illegally dumping 1,000 truckloads of debris

A 50-year-old New Jersey man admitted he arranged for about 1,000 truckloads of coal ash and construction debris to be illegally dumped at six locations in Warwick, N.Y., according to a report.

Joseph Wallace, of Sussex, pleaded guilty to six counts of unlawful disposal of solid waste on Wednesday, said.

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Besides coal ash, the debris included wood, plastics, pieces of carpeting and wiring. It totaled more than 20,000 cubic yards.

The coal ash contains contaminants such as lead and mercury.

If Wallace establishes residency in New York before being sentenced in November, he …read more

Source: Sussex

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