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WAUKESHA FOUNDRY SETTLES STATE-INITIATED LAWSUIT OVER ENVIRONMENTAL VIOLATIONS

 

International Truck and Engine Corporation Ordered To Pay $317,925 In Penalties and Costs

 

MADISON - nternational Truck and Engine Corporation, operating a Waukesha iron foundry known as Waukesha Manufacturing, has been by ordered to pay $317,925 to settle the Department of Justice's environmental enforcement action relating to the company's violations of state water and air pollution laws since 1999.

 

Under Wisconsin law, Waukesha Manufacturing was issued permits governing its storm water discharges and air emissions. According to the complaint, filed at the request of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Waukesha Manufacturing failed to update its Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan, submit storm water compliance reports, and maintain Best Management Practices required for storm water pollution prevention. It also failed to perform air pollution control testing, monitoring and record-keeping required to ensure compliance with air emission limits.

 

According to the DNR, the Waukesha facility is now in full compliance with state storm water and air pollution laws.

 

Under the terms of the settlement, Waukesha Manufacturing must pay $317,925 in penalties and costs.

 

Assistant Attorney General JoAnne F. Kloppenburg prosecuted the case. Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Kathryn W. Foster approved the settlement.