Regulators seek reimbursement of waste tire payments
BATON ROUGE- Louisiana regulators are suing a Port Allen waste tire recycling company for allegedly delivering and getting paid for 46 million pounds of recycled tires beyond what had been pre-approved by the state.
The Department of Environmental Quality filed the lawsuit Tuesday in state court in Baton Rouge.
The agency is seeking the reimbursement of $3.4 million from Environmental Industries Recycling Inc.
The lawsuit alleges the company received the payments for shredded waste tires delivered to the parish-owned Tangipahoa Regional Solid Waste Facility during the period of 2008-2013.
The lawsuit says the company was paid $5 million from the waste tire fund for 66 million pounds of shredded tires. The DEQ is seeking repayment of a portion of that money.
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