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Mohawk man charged for digging up ground at Superfund site

A Mohawk man was indicted on felony and misdemeanor charges for removing soil from a Superfund site near the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation in New York.

Larry Thompson, whose Mohawk name is Kanietakeron, owns property adjacent to the General Motors Powertrain site. Last August, he took a backhoe and started digging up the site, which has been on the Superfund list since 1984.

He has now been charged in state court with one felony count of criminal mischief and misdemeanor charges of reckless endangerment and resisting arrest.

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