NH Man Pleads Guilty to Dumping Pollutants into Piscataqua River

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The Portsmouth Herald reports that the former manager of a scrap metal business in New Hampshire has pleaded guilty to dumping contaminated water into the Piscataqua River.

Christopher Garrity, of Leeds, Maine, faces up to 3 years in prison and fines after pleading to a felony charge of discharging a pollutant into a U.S. river without a permit.

The water dumped into the river apparently contained mercury, iron, copper and other metals.