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ILLEGAL DUMPING VIOLATIONS IN PIKE COUNTY BRING $933,000 FINE; NEW YORK WASTE BROKER AMONG THOSE CITED

 ILLEGAL DUMPING VIOLATIONS IN PIKE COUNTY BRING $933,000 FINE;
 NEW YORK WASTE BROKER AMONG THOSE CITED
 HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Gov. Robert P. Casey announced today that the owner of an illegal dump in Pike County, his operations manager and a New York State waste broker have been assessed more than $933,000 in civil penalties for the unlawful disposal of waste.
 Casey said the waste -- mostly demolition debris from New York and New Jersey -- was disposed at the illegal dump in Westfall Township, resulting in contaminated groundwater, serious odor problems and the potential for polluting the nearby Delaware River.
 The fines were levied against Charles W. Shay of Matamoras, Pike County; Donald Herzog and Tri-State Land Development Co. of Ardsley, N.Y.; and Raymond Ryder and Ryder & Sons Inc. of Port Jervis, N.Y.
 "This is a case of willful disregard of our stringent waste laws that Pennsylvania will not tolerate," Casey said. "The parties involved did everything they could to evade, ignore and even stop the enforcement of regulations meant to protect public health and safety and the environment."
 The state Department of Environmental Resources (DER) began an investigation in late 1988 when residents complained about dumping on Shay's property. Inspections revealed that demolition waste, roofing material, construction debris, metal products, tires and municipal waste were being dumped at the site, which had not been issued permits from DER to operate legally as a landfill.
 Casey said that Shay, the equipment operator and site manager, and the waste broker consistently violated DER and county court orders requiring a halt to the illegal dumping and a comprehensive cleanup, and at one point, refused to allow DER personnel on the property.
 At DER's request, Pike County Common Pleas Court intervened and ordered the shutdown of the illegal dump in 1989.
 As property owner, Shay was assessed a $304,500 civil penalty; Tri- State Land Development and Herzog, its president, were fined $304,500 for acting as brokers for the out-of-state waste; and Ryder and his business were fined $324,500 for acting as site operations manager and providing equipment for disposal activities.
 Casey said DER is studying the site for inclusion in the Pennsylvania Hazardous Sites Cleanup Program, under which the state would clean up the property and then initiate cost recovery proceedings from all parties responsible for the dumping.
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 /CONTACT: Pam DiSalvo, 717-787-1323, or Mark Carmon, 717-826-2511, both for the DER/ CO: Department of Environmental Resources; Pennsylvania Governor's
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