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Va. contractor pleads no contest in pollution case

Wednesday - 6/12/2013, 8:00am  ET

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- A state highway contractor has pleaded no contest to illegal dumping charges in Norfolk.

Under a plea agreement, TME Enterprises will pay the city more than $29,000 for cleanup costs. The company also has hired an environmental health and safety officer.

Media outlets report that the company entered its plea Tuesday.

TME Enterprises had maintained the interstates in South Hampton Roads under a contract with the Virginia Department of Transportation. The contract expired in May.

Deputy City Attorney, Cynthia Hall says waste collected by vacuum trucks from tunnels and roadsides was discharged into ditches at a former TME site in Norfolk. Solid waste was buried at the site.

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