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A federal judge imposed no fines or probation on the now defunct Atlantic Wire Company Monday for its role in discharging toxic chemicals into the Branford River and killing hundreds of crabs in September, 2007. But he noted that a criminal investigation is ongoing into the individuals involved in the toxic dump.

U.S. District Court Judge Christopher Droney told the court that there was “very serious misconduct” on the part of company officials and some employees. He said these actions “could have resulted in a devastating environmental impact.”

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