- Associated Press - Monday, July 6, 2015

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - An owner of an El Dorado, Kansas, plastics recycling company has to pay the federal government $118,000 for storing hazardous air pollutants.

Federal prosecutors in Wichita say 39-year-old Sean M. Riley of Andover, co-owner of Integrated Plastic Solutions, pleaded guilty earlier to aiding and abetting negligent exposure to a hazardous air pollutant. He has to repay the Environmental Protection Agency $118,000 and serve 18 months on probation.

Prosecutors say Riley admitted the company stored paints and solvents that contained ethyl benzene, a hazardous air pollutant.

His brother, Brian J. Riley, was also sentenced in May to three years on probation and the same amount of restitution after he was accused of allowing paints and solvents to be dumped on the company’s grounds, releasing ethyl benzene.

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