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MADISON Prairie Sand & Gravel, Inc., the owner and operator of 7 cement production facilities in 4 counties in southwestern Wisconsin, has been ordered to pay $125,000 in penalties and costs, and to implement special environmental projects, to settle the Department of Justices environmental enforcement action relating to the companys violations of state wastewater, storm water and solid waste management laws at the 7 facilities.
According to the complaint, filed at the request of the Department of Natural Resources, Prairie Sand & Gravel violated a number of wastewater, storm water and solid waste management requirements. These violations relate to the discharge of concrete and cement wastewater and of storm water to waters of the state, and to the disposal of concrete solid waste in waters of the state all without permits.
Specifically, the complaint alleges that Prairie Sand & Gravel:
In 2006 and 2007, Prairie Sand & Gravel restored the environment at all 7 facilities.
Assistant Attorney General JoAnne F. Kloppenburg prosecuted the case. Dane County Circuit Court Judge Shelley Gaylord approved the settlement.