The owner of an El Dorado plastics recycling company will be sentenced March 30 for dumping hazardous waste chemicals.
Federal prosecutors say 41-year-old Brian Riley of Andover also was ordered to pay $118,000 to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Riley pleaded guilty Monday to negligent exposure to a hazardous air pollutant.
U.S. Attorney for Kansas Barry Grissom said in a news release that Riley admitted storing paints, solvents and other chemicals containing ethyl benzene, an air pollutant, at his Integrated Plastics Solutions company.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has awarded grants totaling nearly $83,000 to 27 of the state's public schools for recycling-related projects.
The department the grants were awarded for the next school year and will help pay for recycling bins, composting programs, programs for handling cafeteria waste and field trips to recycling centers. Schools from across the state won grants from $750 t0 $4500.