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Aurora Health Care settles Wisconsin air quality lawsuit

By Chris Rizo | Aug 12, 2008

J.B. Van Hollen (R)

MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline)-Aurora Health Care, Inc. has agreed to settle with Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen over claims the company violated state air quality laws.

Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care was accused of violating state air pollution control laws by failing to obtain air pollutant source construction and/or operation permits for a number of its facilities, and violated emission limits.

The Aurora facilities listed in the AG's complaint include those in Brown, Manitowoc, Winnebago, Washington and Kenosha Counties.

The company has agreed to pay penalties, fees, and costs totaling $250,000 for the violations, the attorney general's office said. The settlement was approved by Dane County Circuit Court Judge Shelley Gaylord.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

"We will continue to work with the DNR to make sure that Wisconsin's environmental laws are followed," Van Hollen said.

From Legal Newsline: Reach reporter Chris Rizo at chrisrizo@legalnewsline.com.

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