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Recycling company fined for spills

A Clyman recycling company was ordered this month to pay $40,000 in penalties and court costs after it failed to adequately respond to two spills that sent waste into waterways, according to a news release sent Thursday by Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen’s office.

United Liquid Waste Recycling Inc. did not report the spills – which happened in Clyman on Dec. 7, 2010 and July 31, 2011 – to the state Department of Natural Resources within the 24-hour period required by state law, according to the release. They also did not take steps to restore the areas where waste spilled, leaving the waterways vulnerable to long-term harmful effects.

The Attorney General’s Office filed the complaint in Dane County on July 3, and Judge Peter Anderson signed the judgment and settlement on July 10, court records show.

According to the release, the company has taken steps to try to prevent future spills and to ensure a timely response in the future.

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