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MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Justice has settled a lawsuit against Marshfield DoorSystems, Inc. for violations of state air pollution control laws at its Wood County door manufacturing facility in late 2006 and early 2007.
According to the complaint, filed at the request of the Department of Natural Resources, Marshfield DoorSystems installed new equipment at the plant in November of 2006, and when it conducted the required air emissions stack test the following month, it failed to meet the emissions limits in its permit. It implemented corrective measures in January of 2007, and when it conducted another stack test in March, the air emissions were found to be in compliance with the permit.
Under the terms of the settlement agreement, Marshfield DoorSystems has agreed to pay penalties and assessments totally $30,000 for the violations.
"The state's permitting process is designed to protect Wisconsin's environment while enabling individuals to conduct lawful enterprises," said Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen. "We will continue to work with the DNR to make sure that Wisconsin's environmental laws are followed."
Assistant Attorney General Shari Eggleson prosecuted the case. The settlement was approved by Wood County Circuit Court Judge James M. Mason.