Judge to weigh statements on illnesses during sentencing in N.Y. air-pollution case

09/23/2013 | Buffalo News (N.Y.), The

The judge in the Tonawanda Coke environmental case in New York will weigh more than 100 impact statements from people describing illnesses they say were caused by the company's release of benzene in violation of the Clean Air Act. Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny is set to sentence Tonawanda Coke's environmental-controls manager and levy fines as high as $57 million against the company.

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