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Colfax Treating Co. pleads guilty in federal court

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Colfax Treating Co. has pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of "negligent discharge of waste materials" into the Pineville sewer system.

According to the Department of Justice, the wood treatment company entered the guilty plea for discharging a chemical used in the treatment process into the sewer system back in 2008.

The amount the company discharged was in violation of the daily amount permitted by law.

The company could face a fine anywhere between $2,500 per day of violation, all the way to $25,000 a day.

Sentencing is set for August 1.
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