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Western Nebraska man gets prison for dumping hazardous waste


OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A western Nebraska man has been sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison for illegally dumping hazardous waste at sites around south-central Nebraska. Federal prosecutors say 44-year-old Edward Miller was a resident of Sidney in October 2017 when he loaded a truck and flatbed trailer with pesticides and other chemicals from a warehouse at Renkoski Property Development in Sidney. Investigators say he then drove east and dumped the chemicals at three undeveloped sites along a county road south of Aurora. Federal Environmental Protection Agency investigators say Miller did not have a permit to dump the waste. In addition to 33 months in federal prison, Miller also was sentenced Monday to probation and ordered to pay $25,471 in restitution.