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Northern Wis. company fined for air pollution

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MADISON (WAOW) – A judge has ordered a northern Wisconsin company to pay $17,500 for violating state air pollution laws at a wood drying plant in Park Falls, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said Friday.

Johnson Timber Corp. of Hayward violated state regulations regarding emissions based on tests in 2010 and 2011, Van Hollen said in a statement. The plant operates at Flambeau Rivers Papers.

Johnson Timber curtailed production and replaced some equipment in June 2010 and made other improvements in 2011, leading the Department of Natural Resources to rule that the company was in compliance with its state air pollution control permit by October 2011, Van Hollen said in a statement.

The $17,500 judgment against Johnson Timber includes forfeitures, court costs and surcharges, Van Hollen said.

The agreement, approved by Price County Circuit Judge Douglas Fox on Wednesday, calls for Johnson Timber to pay the judgment by March 1, according to court records.

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