To briefly recap the interview, an 88-year-old New Hampshire man has recently received a letter from the EPA insisting that he pay a $17,400 fine within thirty days. If the payment is not made on time it will double to $34,800.
Some twenty years ago the man in question owned a gas station that also performed oil changes for customers. As was typical for most service stations at the time they hired a third party company to pick up and dispose of the old, dirty oil that was removed from the vehicles. Well, it turns out that the EPA is claiming that this company was not disposing of the oil properly, but simply dumping it in the ground.
The EPA is now holding the gas station owner responsible, to the tune of $17,400, for the pollution that was perpetrated by a separate entity. To top it all off, the man’s wife is currently suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease.
The interview goes into much more detail, so check it out at the top of the story.