Man Pleads Guilty To Disposing Hazardous Waste

An Anchorage man has pleaded guilty to illegally disposing of more than 204,000 pounds of hazardous waste.

William Duran Vizzerra Jr. entered his plea Friday in U.S. District Court in Anchorage. Sentencing was scheduled for Nov. 14.

The Department of Justice says in a release that he was president of Precision Pavement Markings, Inc., a road and parking lot painting and striping business that operated from a storage lot.

Authorities say he stored hazardous waste, including paint and toluene used to flush nozzles and paint sprayers. But he abandoned more than 200,000 pounds of waste. It cost the lot owner more than $380,000 to clean and dispose of the waste.

Vizzerra’s public defender declined comment.

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