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Karl Excavating settles waste violations

A civil environmental enforcement action against Karl Excavating Inc., Manitowoc, arising from solid waste violations has been resolved, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced Monday.

During a May 2010 inspection, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources found about 10 dump-truck sized loads of demolition material and bottom ash improperly stored at the business, according to a news release from the AG’s office. Karl properly removed the solid waste, but the complaint alleges operating a solid waste facility without a license and transporting solid waste to an unauthorized site.

The company has agreed to pay forfeitures, costs and attorney fees totaling $10,000 for the solid waste violations.

The settlement was approved by the Honorable Jerome L. Fox, Manitowoc County Circuit Court judge, on April 7.

The violations were investigated by the DNR, who referred the matter to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.  Assistant Attorney General Steven Tinker represented the State.

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