Much like the FBI’s most wanted list, the EPA also has its own list of fugitives that are charged with environmental crimes and have probably fled.
A lot of these people seem to have committed crimes where they illegal stored tainted or didn’t go through the right measures to remove hazardous waste. Sounds like cutting corners doesn’t work, eh?
In any case, most likely they’re hoping that the site gives a place to have people turn in the ones that are committing these heinous environmental crimes that could possibly effect all the rest of us due to people not following the law and disposing of this type of waste in the right fashion. Yes, it is a a violation of the Federal Criminal Code to do these things.
EPA doesn’t have enough staff or budget it seems, but perhaps there will be some more vigilance now by environmental groups now that they have this list in a public form.