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MADISON - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen today announced that Bytec Resources Management, Inc., an industrial wastewater hauling and land spreading company located in Monroe, was convicted last week of misdemeanor counts of falsifying landspreading records and filing false annual landspreading reports with the Department of Natural Resources.
After the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conducted an investigation and referred the matter to the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) for prosecution, Bytec was charged in September 2006 with falsifying landspreading records and filing false annual reports with the DNR in 2004. The criminal complaint in the case alleged that the falsifications were made relating to Bytec's storage of more than a half million gallons of wastewater in an unapproved storage tank at a local farm. Bytec plead no contest to two misdemeanor false reporting violations on January 30, 2006. On February 23, 2007, Green County Circuit Court Judge James R. Beer sentenced Bytec to a fine of $4,000 plus costs, totaling $5,536.
"Accurate record keeping and reporting are essential requirements for those who handle waste," Van Hollen said. "Accurate reports allow the DNR to protect the environment and the citizens of Wisconsin. DOJ will continue to work with DNR to ensure that the law is followed -- and when it is not that wrongdoers are punished."
Assistant Attorney General Steven Tinker represented the state.