11\/25\/2013 Environmental Crimes - Environmental Crimes What is it Dumping or polluting in violation of legal standards Excess of legal limits Treat

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Environmental Crimes What is it? Dumping or polluting in violation of legal standards Excess of legal limits Treat waste adequately Unlawful disposal of hazardous waste Improper disposal occurs at an estimated 90% of the time Estimated ¼ of the U.S population will develop cancer: 70-90% of all cancers are linked to environmental conditions. (Wise to know the data) Investigation and prosecution: EPA & NRC Mens Rea Environmental Violations emanate from a violation of regulatory statutes. Level of intent is often defense US. v. International Minerals & Chemical Corp If you are in possession of such dangerous materials it is presumed to know that such material is regulated. (Knowledge can be inferred from surroundings ) Water Pollution Federal Water Pollution Control Act (Clean Water ACT): objective is to restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the nation’s waterway.
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