WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas chemical manufacturing has been fined $1 million after admitting it unlawfully dumped hazardous wastes down a saltwater disposal well.
JACAM Manufacturing LLC of Sterling, Kansas, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Wichita to one count of violating the federal Safe Water Drinking Act and one count of violating the Resource Conservation Recovery Act.
Its president, Jason West, entered the plea on his company's behalf under a deal with prosecutors that spared shareholders, employees and contractors from charges.
West declined comment after the hearing, saying the company would issue a news release later.
The company was charged last month with injecting hazardous chemicals down a well in Rice County without a permit.
JACAM makes and sells specialty chemicals used in the oil and gas production and industrial markets.