- Associated Press - Saturday, May 6, 2017

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The operator of a convenience store and gas station in Yazoo City, Mississippi, has pleaded guilty to a violation of the federal Clean Water Act.

Acting U.S. Attorney Harold Brittain says Mahant Singh admitted discharging the contents of an underground fuel storage tank into a sewage line connected to the city’s wastewater treatment system, which created a fire or explosion hazard and risked contaminating water supplies.

Singh, who entered the plea Wednesday, faces up to a year in prison and fine of up to $100,000.

Sentencing is scheduled for July 17.

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