American Sugar Refining Penalty

In January 2005, American Sugar Refining Inc., a company that produces sugar for Domino Sugar, pled guilty to a criminal pollution charge for spilling hydrochloric acid into the Hudson River in Yonkers in 2003. The charges were brought by Westchester DA Jeanine Pirro, and have resulted in a $20,000 fine as well as an additional $100,000 mandatory donation to Riverkeeper and a 1 ton donation of sugar to Westchester Food Patch, a non-profit food supplier. Riverkeeper is passing its portion of the penalty along to the Saw Mill River Coalition for implementation of local projects in Yonkers working towards the Saw Mill River’s restoration.

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