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Former Flex-A-Form Owner, Operator Indicted On Environmental Violations

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The former owner and operator of Flex-A-Form was indicted by a South Carolina Grand Jury for violations against the environment. The former owner and operator of Flex-A-Form was indicted by a South Carolina Grand Jury for violations against the environment.
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The former owner and operator of Flex-A-Form was indicted by a South Carolina Grand Jury for violations against the environment.

South Carolina Attorney General spokesman J. Mark Powell stated that George W. Smolen, of Anderson, was indicted on one count of violations of the Hazardous Waste Management Act and one count of the Violation of the Pollution Control Act.

According to Powell, the indictment alleges that Smolen, while owning and operating Anderson-based Flex-A-Form, improperly stored and dumped large amounts of hazardous waste into the environment in Anderson County. The indictments state that the dumping caused environmental damage totaling $2 million, a statutory threshold for state grand jury consideration.

Powell said that the indictment is the first of its kind by a State Grand Jury. If convicted, Smolen faces a one year prison sentence and fine of up to $25,000 for each day he allegedly violated the hazardous waste management act. He also faces a two year prison sentence for the Pollution Control Act with a fine ranging between $500 to $25,000 for each day the violation occurred.  

The case was investigated by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and will be prosecuted by the Attorney General's Office.

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