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A Mason County man was sentenced Tuesday to a year and a half in prison for dumping raw sewage into a Mason County water system. 

Frank Zuspan, 61, admitted to federal investigators that he dumped sewage onto his Mason County property on several occasions between November 2010 and February 2011.  The property has a watershed that connects to the Ohio River.

"You can't pour raw sewage into your neighbors' water supply," said U.S. Attorney Goodwin. "It's dangerous and it's illegal, for obvious reasons.  People should know better."

"Today's sentencing proves that anyone who damages the environment and puts the public at risk will be vigorously prosecuted," said David G. McLeod, Jr., Special Agent in Charge of EPA's criminal enforcement program in West Virginia.

The Environmental Protection Agency conducted the investigation.