The owners of a wastewater brokerage out of Morgan City have been charged in federal court for allegedly participating in a conspiracy to illegally inject more than 380,000 gallons of industrial wastes in an Assumption Parish well.

Yesterday, Raymond Marcel Jr., of Berwick, and Cyril D. Robicheaux, of Morgan City, were charged with a felony by U.S. Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux Jr.

The two men are alleged to have taken part in a conspiracy to violate the Safe Drinking Water Act and defraud the Environmental Protection Agency.

RAM Environmental Services LLC, the Morgan City firm owned by Marcel and Robicheaux, is also alleged to have been involved in the case.