Chemical company sentenced

Posted: July 28, 2012

A federal judge in Philadelphia sentenced Nupro Industries Corp. to three years' probation and a $200,000 fine for criminally tampering with samples of the wastewater it was discharging into Philadelphia's sewer system in 2006 and 2007, U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger and EPA Special Agent-in-Charge David G. McLeod Jr. said. The chemical manufacturer, which pleaded guilty in March, was founded in 1873 and has two plants in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section. Peter Shtompil, NuPro's director of operations at the company when the infractions occurred, is scheduled for sentencing Aug. 10. - Harold Brubaker

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