Pipe Company Faces Pollution IndictmentMcWane is the company made notorious for its workpace safety and environmental crimes, first publicized in a 2003 New York Times/Frontline series.
McWane Inc., one of the world's largest pipe manufacturers, was indicted yesterday in Utah, accused of a six-year conspiracy to violate the Clean Air Act and falsify tests to cover up emissions of a dangerous air pollutant.
According to the six-count indictment, McWane conspired to mislead regulatory officials into believing that Pacific States Cast Iron Pipe, its pipe foundry in Provo, Utah, was in compliance with air-pollution laws. The indictment accuses senior executives of tampering with pollution monitoring devices, knowingly making false statements to regulators and obstructing the Environmental Protection Agency.
McWane is based in Birmingham, Ala.
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So what's next? Michael "Brownie" Brown and I Lewis "Scooter" Libby win Presidential Medal of Honor?
McWane's Union Foundry recognized for exemplary safety
A McWane Inc. facility in Anniston has been honored by the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce for its community involvement and outstanding safety record.
Union Foundry was the winner in the safety category and a finalist in the community involvement category during the chamber's 2005 Industry Awards of Excellence, which were presented by chamber president Sherri Sumners during a breakfast ceremony recently.
Tim Douty, assistant general manager of Union Foundry, said in a prepared statement he was especially proud of receiving the safety award. "Union Foundry is being noticed by the Chamber of Commerce as a leader in the community for recognition of worker safety and our safety program," he said. "This award is a reflection of the commitment our employees have toward safety."
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- Of Fish and Men: Corporate Penalties And The Law, March 19, 2005
- Another McWane Death, January 25, 2005
- McWane Employee Admits Illegal Dumping, May 31, 2004
- More Charges Against McWane, May 26, 2004
- McWane a "Model Corporate Citizen?"....God Help Us All!, December 16, 2003
- McWane/Tyler Pipe: Getting better or Same Old, Same Old?, September 28, 2003
- McWane Fined Again, September 8, 2003
- Oops, McWane Does it Again: Mistakes Are Made, July 24, 2003
- Three Finger Defense: McWane/Atlantic Pipe Talks to the Press, July 24, 2003
- McWane Fingered in Workplace AccidentThe NY Times ..., June 5, 2003
- More McWane Violations: High Crimes, Low Fines, April 15, 2003