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June 10, 2009

Attorney General Koster gets agreement with Cole County couple to stop violating Missouri's solid waste and open burning laws

Jefferson City, Mo. -- Attorney General Chris Koster today announced an agreement with a Cole County couple that they will stop improperly disposing of solid wastes, including open burning.

The Attorney General said Ernest and Marilyn Wheat, who own E&M Mobile Home Park on Heritage Highway in Jefferson City, agreed that they had operated a solid waste processing facility without a permit, disposed or deposited solid wastes onto the surface of the ground without a permit, and openly burned solid waste.

As part of the agreement, the Wheats will no longer dispose of solid wastes improperly, and will pay a penalty for violating an earlier agreement. The Wheats will pay a larger penalty if they violate the current agreement.

"Missouri's environmental laws are designed to protect our natural resources and it is important that we enforce these laws," Koster said. "My office will aggressively protect our state's environment by taking action against those who violate the law."


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