Oil Chem owner accused of dumping nearly 50 million gallons of landfill liquid into Flint sewers

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FLINT, MI – Federal prosecutors accuse the owner and president of a Flint chemical company with dumping nearly 50 million gallons of untreated liquid drained from eight different landfills into the city’s sewer system.

Robert J. Massey, the president and owner of Oil Chem Inc., 711 W. 12th St., is charged in a U.S. District Court indictment with a felony of knowing violation of the Clean Water Act.

Massey is charged with directing “his employees to dispose of the landfill leachate through a hose from a tank to a sanitary sewer drain located at the Oil Chem facility, without treatment and in violation of Oil Chem’s wastewater discharge permit” from January 2007 until October 2015, including waste from one hauler that included PCBs, according to information filed with the federal court on Dec. 21.

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