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Eco-Crime Stoppers - Now Easier to Report Violators

Feb 02, 2009 02:14PM
epalogoThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched a new Web tool that assists law enforcement agencies and the general public in finding fugitives who have violated environmental laws. The site provides photos of eco-criminals captured and still at large, together with pertinent information. Examples of reported violations include discharging pollutants into water and air, smuggling ozone-depleting substances, laundering money and illegally disposing of hazardous waste.

The EPA website provides an easy-to-use Report a Fugitive form that goes straight to the organization’s national criminal investigation office in Washington, D.C. Information also can be reported through local police stations or U.S. embassies. Tips may be made anonymously.


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