Thursday, July 20, 2017
Former Granby wastewater plant operator receives probation for Clean Water Act violations
Judge David P. Rush also filed Ranslow $2,500.
Ranslow, 50, Neosho, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Springfield charged in a three-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield in March 2015.
According to the indictment, Ranslow conducted wastewater sampling at the facility and submitted Wastewater Discharge Monitoring Reports to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources from June 2013 through March 2014. The indictment charged Ranslow with two counts of making false and fraudulent statements in those reports. Ranslow submitted monitoring reports that contained false data, for example, with regard to the levels of ammonia.
The indictment also charged Ranslow with one count of making false and fraudulent statements in a Domestic Sludge Report that was submitted to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Ranslow represented sludge monitoring results to be indicative of the Granby Wastewater Treatment Facility sludge, when he knew the data was false.