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February 15, 2012 at 11:13 AM

4,000 gallons of poop poured down sewer manhole

There is not points to locate on the map

A portable toilet outfit has been fined $50,000 for dumping portable toilet waste five times down a manhole in Kennewick last October, according to the Washington Department of Ecology.

The owner of Sunshine Portable Toilets, John Liniger, was caught on camera putting more than 4,000 gallons of the waste in the manhole, causing it to back up onto the street and gumming up the system. The city had to pay thousands to clean up the mess, according to the Ecology Department.

After the first two incidents, the city put up a motion-sensor camera that captured the dirty deed.

Liniger can appeal the fine, and his attorney has indicated to the Ecology Department that he will.

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