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Northern Wire pays pollution settlement

MERRILL (WAOW)--Northern Wire of Merrill is required to pay $65,000 in penalties and other fees as terms of a settlement with the Department of Natural Resources.

The DNR asked the Department of Justice to prosecute Northern Wire for allegedly discharging excessive amounts of zinc and chromium into sewer treatment plants.

The complaint alleges pollution happened during the spring and summer of 2009, continuing sporadically into 2010 and once in 2011.

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