WILKES-BARRE -- Charges were filed Tuesday against the owner of a sewage treatment plant in Lackawanna County.
Frank Colombo, 80, of Dalton was in court in Wilkes-Barre.
Police say Colombo, who owns Glenburn Services Company near Clarks Summit, illegally dumped about 500 gallons of waste into a manhole that connects to a public sewage system in Dickson City.
Authorities also accuse Colombo of submitting inaccurate reports to DEP.
He is charged with tampering with public records or information, unlawful conduct, and sewage discharges.