Wis. AG Van Hollen settles with Graymont

By Bryan Cohen | Oct 15, 2012

MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced on Thursday that his office obtained a judgment against a Douglas County limestone processing facility for allegedly violating air pollution control permit and air pollution laws.

Graymont LLC allegedly missed five of its compulsory visible emissions tests between fall 2004 and fall 2006. The company also allegedly failed to report hydrogen chloride and carbon dioxide emissions between March 2005 and March 2006 in a timely manner.

Graymont, which was acquired by Graymont Western US Inc. in 2007, allegedly failed various stack tests between 2005 and 2012. The company also allegedly fed limestone into a kiln at a rate higher than its permitted limit and exceeded particulate matter, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide limitations at multiple kilns.

Between 2005 and 2012, Graymont self-reported multiple violations of its air pollution control permits.

Under the terms of the judgment reached by the Douglas County Circuit Court, Graymont must pay $200,000 in mandatory court costs, surcharges and forfeitures.

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