Have you seen this man?
Serial polluter Harry J. Smith Jr. is now one of the top fugitives on Maine's Most Wanted List. From the PPH:
Maine has good reason to want the 64-year-old junk man behind bars. His chronic disregard for environmental regulations as he stockpiled everything from calcium carbide and PCB-laden transformers to 1.6 million used tires has already cost taxpayers $5.2 million in cleanup funds.
From the Maine attorney General's Office:
Information suggests Smith may still be involved in the salvage/recycling business and frequenting the Kittery, Maine/Portsmouth, NH area motels. He may also be in contact with a former business associate and friend who works at a Portsmouth metal business.
Smith is believed to be traveling in a white Ford van with New Hampshire plates and may be crossing into New Brunswick, Canada to travel to Quebec & Nova Scotia.
There is a current active warrant on Smith out of Washington County Sheriff's Department that authorizes nationwide extradition.
The BDN has an article as well.
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