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Abstract: TEXAS CEMENT COMPANY CHARGED WITH FRAUD IN OHIO - COMPANY FACES FIFTY MILLION DOLLARS IN FINES

Tuesday, March 3 in an ongoing civil enforcement case that began in Federal Court in 1993 in Dayton, OH, the Greene Environmental Coalition will add new charges that Southdown Corporation committed a Fraudulent Conveyance of 500 acres of contaminated land.

Greene Environmental Coalition

Embargo until 11:00 AM EST, Tuesday, March 3, 1998

Date: Tuesday March 3, 1998 - 2:00 PM

Place: U.S. Federal Court, 200 West Second Street, Dayton

Contact: Bruce Cornett at (937) 767.2109 or (937) 767.5000
bcornett@greenlink.org
Michael Jones at (937) 767.1004

TEXAS CEMENT COMPANY CHARGED WITH FRAUD IN OHIO - COMPANY FACES FIFTY MILLION DOLLARS IN FINES.

Tuesday, March 3 in an ongoing civil enforcement case that began in Federal Court in 1993 in Dayton, OH, the Greene Environmental Coalition will add new charges that Southdown Corporation committed a Fraudulent Conveyance of 500 acres of contaminated land.

A landfill owned by the company has been leaching heavy metals for at least 5 years into a tributary of the Mad River near the well fields of Fairborn Ohio.

The media will be presented with:
extensive photographs
video tapes
detailed documentation of this environmental travesty.
copies of the suit

1) A concurrent press conference is being held in Houston, Texas today at 1:00 PM . Tracy Slayton, the Coalition's president and Mike Nixon, one of the Coalition's attorneys will be present in Houston.

The Houston event is being coordinated by Texan's United. Contact Jim Baldauf via cellular phone (512) 517.2663 or Rick Abraham at (713) 869.0774

"Southdown has known about the problem for years and they have never even attempted to fix it". said Tracy Slayton, a championship bass fisherman who is also president of the Coalition. "We have always dealt with the company in good faith, and believed they were serious about cleaning up the site. Now they have shown that all they care about is avoiding the responsibility to clean up their damage to the environment. Ever since the company was bought by the Texans, they quit cleaning up after themselves.


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