Moderate to heavy rain likely late Thursday Friday. A few showers still possible into Saturday. Nice weather Sunday with more showers and storms for Labor Day.More >>
Moderate to heavy rain likely late Thursday Friday. A few showers still possible into Saturday. Nice weather Sunday with more showers and storms for Labor Day. More >>
MADISON (WAOW) – A Clark County company has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a dispute with the state regarding storm water discharges at its non-metallic mines near Neillsville, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said Monday.
The state alleged in a civil complaint that Opelt Sand & Gravel operated without storm water discharge permits from the state Department of Natural Resources, threatening the Black River, Van Hollen said in a statement.
All the company's sites now have the proper permits and the company is “managing the discharges in a way that does not threaten local natural resources,” Van Hollen said.
According to the settlement, Opelt Sand & Gravel agreed to pay $10,000, starting next August, for each of the next three years to settle the matter. The dispute dates back to 1990s, the state's complaint said.
A spokesperson for Opelt Sand & Gravel did not immediately return a telephone message for comment Monday.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Chief Engineer Russ Crass at 715-842-2251. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at email@example.com.