The National Weather Service has confirmed an 80-year-old weather record was broken on Wednesday compliments of the very cold air that has dominated the region for several days. NWS records indicateMore >>
The National Weather Service has confirmed an 80-year-old weather record was broken on Wednesday compliments of the very cold air that has dominated the region for several days.More >>
The National Weather Service will continue to have a Wind Chill Advisory active overnight until at least 9 a.m. Thursday for every county in Wisconsin. The feel-like wind chill value could go as low as -20 to -30 degrees overnight tonight. More >>
The Heisman Trophy is arguably one of the most coveted awards in American athletics. But the connection between John Heisman, whom the trophy is named after, and the city of Rhinelander in Oneida CountyMore >>
The Heisman Trophy is arguably one of the most coveted awards in American athletics.
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Wisconsin Public Service has to pay $80,000 for violating air pollution rules.
This all centers around Weston Coal Power Plant 4 in Rothschild. The violations date back several years to 2008.
According to state authorities, WPS violated its air pollution control permit. Now, the fine comes as part of a settlement.
Court documents filed in Marathon County say WPS had five different violations, all relating to air pollution. That includes letting out excessive carbon monoxide, volatile organic compound, and sulfur dioxide emissions.
The state also says WPS failed to use its pollution control device at certain times, and that it didn't continuously monitor emissions some of the time.
WPS doesn't deny the claims. In fact, spokesman Kerry Spees says the company reported them itself.
"They haven't occurred for several years. The processes have been fixed and the plant is operating smoothly," said Spees.
State authorities say these violations could have serious consequences. But in this case, experts say little harm was likely done.
"The impact would have been very minimal," said Jeffery Johnson of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
According to court documents, WPS has to pay the fine by the end of September.
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