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Plastics recycler hit with steep fines for storing hazardous waste

Integrated Plastics Solutions (El Dorado, KS), a recycling facility for plastics, has been ordered to pay restitution plus a fine for mishandling dangerous chemicals at its premises in El Dorado, Kansas.

Kari Embree

August 27, 2015

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Plastics recycler hit with steep fines for storing hazardous waste

In a news release, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom for Kansas said Integrated Plastic Solutions, a plastics recycling company in El Dorado, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful storage of a hazardous waste. In its plea, the company admitted that from 2009 to July 16, 2013 it knowingly stored hazardous waste without a permit at its facility in El Dorado. The waste included paints and solvents. Many of the chemicals were highly inflammable and subject to flash fire or explosion if not properly stored.

The full-service plastics recycler, which specializes in all types of plastic, X-Ray film and non-ferous metals, was sentenced to pay  $97,612 in restitution and a $10,000 fine at its sentencing in federal court in Wichita. It must also serve three years of probation to include participating in a compliance and ethics program.

The company’s owners, Andover citizens Brian and Sean Riley, were previously convicted and sentenced in connection with the case, Grissom said.

Brian Riley was given three years of probation for negligent exposure to a hazardous air pollutant and ordered to pay $118,807 in restitution. Sean Riley is serving 18 months of probation for aiding and abetting. He is paying the same amount in restitution

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