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SOUTHWESTERN PA. CORPORATION, TWO MEN CHARGED IN ACID STORAGE CASE

 HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A defunct Washington County corporation and two individuals have been charged with the illegal storage and transportation of waste battery acid, Attorney General Ernie Preate Jr. announced.
 Preate said complaints were filed by agents of his Environmental Crimes Section against:
 -- Buckeye Energy and Recycling Inc., 63 West Point Drive, Washington.
 -- Lionel Spanos, 44, of 933 Crawford St., Bethlehem, president of Buckeye.
 -- Anthony Drakos, 43, of 6009 Kingston Drive, Aliquippa, former Buckeye general manager.
 The charges center on Buckeye's battery recycling operation, which was conducted initially at Buckeye's Washington address and later at the Ambridge Industrial Park, Ambridge, Beaver County.
 The operation was discontinued in early 1989, according to the complaints.
 Buckeye stored waste battery acid at both locations and transported drums of acid from Washington to Ambridge in 1988 without having the required hazardous waste storage and transportation permits from the Department of Environmental Resources (DER), the charges allege.
 Waste battery acid is considered a hazardous waste under the state's Solid Waste Management Act, Preate said.
 Buckeye, Spanos and Drakos were each charged with three felony violations and four misdemeanor violations of the act, according to Deputy Attorney General Mark A. Bellavia, chief of Preate's Environmental Crimes Section.
 Each of the felony counts carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $100,000 fine, while the maximum on the misdemeanor violations is one year and $25,000 per count.
 The complaints were filed Thursday (Feb. 4) with Washington District Justice Marjorie Lee Teagarden and Baden District Justice Hugo R. Iorfido.
 Preliminary hearings are scheduled for the defendants on Feb. 10 in Beaver County and Feb. 11 in Washington County.
 Preate said his office's investigation was prompted by a referral from DER.
 The Environmental Crimes Section is part of the Office of Attorney General. It operates in cooperation with DER, from which it receives additional staff and funding.
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 /CONTACT: Jack J. Lewis, assistant press secretary, Office of Attorney General, 717-787-5211, or home at 717-657-9840/


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