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Maintenance manager pleads guilty

June 10, 2011

CHESTERTON, IN — A maintenance manager of Jupiter Aluminum Corporation has plead guilty in federal court to conspiracy to violate a permit issued pursuant to the Clean Air Act, according to the Chesterton Tribune.

The manager, Charles Woodworth, plead guilty to one count of conspiracy and falsifying documents the company is required to keep under their Clean Air Act Title V Permit.

According to the article, the permit requires the proper maintenance of the facility''s pollution control devices, specifically baghouses, along with proper documentation of the maintenance.

Baghouses are devices that prevent aluminum particulates from Jupiter''s recycling process from entering the environment, the article noted.

Maintenance workers supervised by Woodworth supplied falsified baghouse reports from August 2002 through November 2007, the article added.

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