April 4, 2003
Sean Caine, 410-576-6357
CHARGED WITH WATER POLLUTION
General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that John J. Kirlin,
Inc., a Maryland Corporation, was charged in the Circuit Court for
Montgomery County on April 1 with water pollution. The charge alleges
that Kirlin violated the State's water pollution laws on April 12,
2002 by illegally discharging wastewater into waters of the State.
The discharge is alleged to have occurred at the company's facility
at 75 Derwood Circle in Rockville.
convicted of the charge, Kirlin could be fined up to $25,000.
filing of charges is merely an accusation of criminal wrongdoing
and anyone charged is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
charges follow a joint investigation conducted by the Environmental
Crimes Unit of the Office of the Attorney General and the Maryland
State Police, with the assistance of the Maryland Department of
has been set for June 30th in Rockville.