Re: Rebel Gun Refinishing is apparently out of business
Maybe this is why.....
Bummer. They did very nice work. Prices were reasonable too. Oh well...
--Three Charged With Illegally Transporting and Storing Hazardous Waste--
WILDWOOD � Officials with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection�s Division of Law Enforcement announced the arrest of three men charged with four felony counts of environmental crimes. Charles D. Destin, age 32, Robert Tennison, age 35, and Kenneth Samaniego, age 40, are co-owners of Rebel Gun Refinishing in Wildwood.
"In Florida, if you endanger life or property with hazardous substances, it is a crime," said DEP Secretary David Struhs. "Environmental crimes are not victimless crimes."
The case against the three is largely attributable to an anonymous complaint alleging that Rebel Gun Refinishing employees transported drums containing hazardous waste to one of their private residences. One drum was reportedly leaking. The allegation was confirmed when DEP investigators found drums of hazardous waste stored in an old house trailer at Destin�s home in Dunnellon. Tests performed on the contents of the drums identified the presence of cadmium, chromium and lead, which are classified as hazardous waste.
"Anonymous tips from concerned citizens are often used by law enforcement to identify and solve all types of criminal cases," said Division of Law Enforcement Director Tom Tramel. "In this case, our Special Agents were able to act on the information provided and avert the potential danger posed to the environment and residents living within the community.
Anyone who witnesses an environmental crime is encouraged to call DEP�s Bureau of Environmental Investigations, 1-850-488-5757, the State Warning Point hotline, 1-800-320-0519, or your local law enforcement agency.