St. Lawrence County man allegedly dumped polluted waters into Raquette River for years

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A St. Lawrence County man is accused of dumping polluted water into the Raquette River over a two-year period.

According to 7 News, 54-year-old Michael Ward of Gouverneur allowed the contaminated water to pour into the river while he was running a paper mill in Norfolk.

In total, Ward is facing six felony violations of the Clean Water Act and has also been charged for falsifying monthly reports regarding the pollution.

Ward could be setenced to three years in prison and hit with a potential fine of $800,000 if convicted in a federal court.

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