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Wed. 1:38pm: Agents at D&L offices

February 27, 2013
Tribune Chronicle |

YOUNGSTOWN - Agents with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation have been at the Salt Springs Road offices of D&L Energy.

About four people were seen going in and out of the property. When asked why they were there, workers with the two agencies directed all questions to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

The company recently came under fire when its owner, Ben Lupo, was charged with violating the federal Clean Water Act on claims he ordered his employees to discharge hundreds of thousands of gallons of oilfield waste into a storm drain Jan. 31.

While Lupo, 62, of Poland, is facing just one count of the federal violation, documents indicate he may have directed his employees to dump the waste into the drain at least 20 times since November.

This is a developing story, read Thursday's Tribune Chronicle and for more details.



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