- Associated Press - Friday, January 20, 2017

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) - A 60-acre tract that was part of a federal investigation involving chemical discharges into the Wabash River has failed to sell at a sheriff’s auction.

SRI Inc. conducted Thursday’s auction of the former Wabash Environmental Technologies property.

SRI’s general counsel, Matthew D. Portner, tells the (Terre Haute) Tribune-Star (https://bit.ly/2jH2N39 ) the land attracted no bids, so its deed reverts back to Green Park Holdings. That Terre Haute-based entity filed for foreclosure in 2014 on the property.

Wabash Environmental Technologies had treated liquid industrial wastes for eventual discharge into the Wabash River.

Its former owner and president, Derrik Hagerman, was convicted in 2007 of making false statements under the Clean Water Act.

Prosecutors said the business discharged copper, zinc and other substances into the river at concentrations higher than its permit allowed.

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Information from: Tribune-Star, https://www.tribstar.com


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