CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced the filing of a proposed settlement on Tuesday with Tradition Investment LLC to resolve a water pollution complaint in Jo Davies County.
The Illinois Pollution Control Board filed a water pollution complaint against Tradition last year for allegedly allowing the discharge of leachate from silage stored at the site into the Apple River's south fork. Additionally, Tradition failed to have the required National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit when the discharge occurred.
According to the complaint, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency inspected the area after receiving a citizen complaint in October 2010 of discolored water. The inspectors traced the water back to the dairy and found an elevated level of suspended solids attributable to silage leachate discharge.
The complaint sought $50,000 in civil penalties for each of five alleged environmental violations and an additional $10,000 for each day the violation continued.
The settlement would resolve the water pollution compliant.
Tradition informed Madigan's office and the Illinois EPA that the company is in the process of selling the site. It is also removing all remaining liquid in the site's concrete basin and adjoining earthen basin. Tradition plans to apply the liquid to the agricultural land in accordance with applicable environmental regulations.
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