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Former wastewater plant employees on trial for water test tampering

October 30, 2012

HAMMOND, Ind. — Former employees of the Gary, Ind. Sanitary District wastewater plant are on trial this week facing allegations they tampered with wastewater-monitoring samples, Gary News reported.

The indictment accuses United Water Services Inc., and former contract operator Dwain Bowie and staff member Gregory Ciaccio of adding extra chlorine before wastewater samples were taken.

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The defendants say their actions were authorized and required by Gary’s discharge permits.

The trial is estimated to last about three weeks.