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Polluter Purchases Ad to Tell Of Its Illegal Toxic Dumping
Feb. 17, 1985
New York Times
The New York Times Archives
A company prosecuted for illegally dumping toxic wastes has taken out a full- page newspaper advertisement as part of its punishment.
''Warning,'' said the advertisement bought this week by the American Caster Corporation.
''The illegal disposal of toxic wastes will result in jail. We should know. We got caught.''
About 250 deteriorating drums of solvents created in making furniture casters were found last year buried near the company's plant, according to Schuyler Sprowles, a spokesman for the District Attorney.
The company, whose officers pleaded no contest to the charges, took out the advertisement in The Los Angeles Times at a cost of $15,000 as part of its sentence. It also had to pay for cleaning up the site and was fined $20,000, and the president and vice president are serving six-month jail sentences.
A version of this article appears in print on Feb. 17, 1985, Section 1, Page 57 of the National edition with the headline: Polluter Purchases Ad to Tell Of Its Illegal Toxic Dumping.
Toxic Polluter Takes Out Ad to Tell What It Did
February 12, 1985
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A company prosecuted for dumping toxic wastes illegally took out a full- page newspaper advertisement Tuesday as part of its punishment.
′′WARNING,′′ said American Caster Corp.’s ad. ′′The illegal disposal of toxic wastes will result in jail. We should know. We got caught.′′
The company, whose officers pleaded no contest to charges of illegally dumping toxic wastes, took out the ad in the Los Angeles Times as part of its sentence. Its president and vice president also went to jail.
Carl De La Torre, American Caster’s president, and Ramon Garrabo, its vice president, pleaded no contest Dec. 6 to one count of improper toxic waste disposal and one of dumping toxic wastes in the city’s sewers.
Both are serving six-month jail sentences. The company also was required to pay for cleaning up the site, fined $20,000 and forced to take out the advertisement at a cost of $15,000, said district attorney’s spokesman Schuyler Sprowles.
Two other workers also pleaded no contest to the same charges and were placed on probation, part of which required them to spend at least 25 hours speaking to civic groups about the dangers of toxic-waste pollution.
About 250 55-gallon deteriorating drums of solvents created during the manufacture of furniture casters were found last year buried near American Caster’s plant, Sprowles said.
′′Pollution of our environment has become a crisis,′′ the company said in its ad. ′′Intentional clandestine acts of illegal disposal of hazardous waste, or ‘midnight dumping,’ are violent crimes against the community.
′′The risks of being caught are too high, and the consequences if caught are not worth it,′′ the ad said.