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Wisc. paving company ordered to pay $6,500 over alleged air pollution violations

By Mark Payne | Dec 2, 2014

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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen | The Office of J.B. Van Hollen

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen's office obtained a judgment against a paving company last week over allegations that it violated the state's pollution laws.

RC Pavers LLC, of Marathon County, allegedly used a rock crusher for 92 hours between Jan. 1, 2012 and April 15, 2013 even though it didn't have an air pollution control permit. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources often requires companies to obtain a permit if they emit contaminants that can be detrimental to the health of humans and the environment. 

The paving company also allegedly failed to comply with a requirement in its 2008, 2010 and 2013 air pollution control construction permits that called for emissions testing within 180 day of receiving the permits. 

As part of the judgment, RC Pavers must pay $6,500 in forfeitures, court costs and surcharges to the state. 

The paving company has since conducted the required air particulate emissions tests and received the proper air pollution permits from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. 

Assistant Attorney General Bradley J. Motl handled the case for the state.

The judgment was handed down by Marathon Circuit Court Judge Gregory E. Grau on Nov. 21. 

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