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Iowan pleads guilty to illegal storage of hazardous waste

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Prosecutors say a Cedar Falls man has pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawfully storing hazardous waste.

Sixty-two-year-old Richard Delp entered the plea last week in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids. Prosecutors say that from about Jan. 1, 2004, to about Oct. 23, 2012, he stored drums, tanks, totes and vats containing corrosive and toxic hazardous waste at his now defunct Cedar Valley Electroplating facility in Cedar Falls, without a permit authorizing the storage.

Prosecutors say Delp abandoned the hazardous waste when he closed the business in September 2011, which eventually cost the public more than $789,000 to clean up.

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