Tonawanda Coke Found Guilty

Today, US District Court Judge William Skretny found that the Tonawanda Coke Corporation is guilty of criminal probation violations.

This verdict was delivered after a full day hearing last Friday, regarding violations of their 2014 criminal sentence. (watch Investigative Post’s summary of of Tonawanda Cokes criminal history) At the hearing the US Government referenced many instances where the company violated the probation order, including numerous compliance issues brought forth by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the US Environmental Protection Agency; specifically citing daily opacity violations, an inspection revealing a giant hole in the company’s ammonia tank resulting in a chemical leak, and structural damage at the facility. The US Government has requested requested that the court issue a Cease and Desist.

Sentencing will be determined this Friday at 9am at 2 Niagara Square. Join us for this historic moment.

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