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Trucker Pleads Guilty to Illegal Transport of HazMat

Robert Finley, Sr., and RTF Industries, Inc., of Marshal, TX pleaded guilty in U.S District Court in Texarkana, TX, to disposal of cyanide solutions and other hazardous waste without a permit. Finley, owner of RTF Industries, manufactured pyrotechnic devices for the U.S. military and other contractors and previously operated a metal-plating facility. A facility cannot legally transport or dispose of hazardous waste unless it has a permit. The investigation was conducted jointly by OIG, EPA, and Defense Criminal Investigative Service. Sentencing has not been scheduled.