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State Settles Milwaukee County Environmental Case


MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that the Wisconsin Department of Justice has settled an environmental lawsuit in Milwaukee County Circuit Court. The State of Wisconsin brought this case against Ronald L. Collison for violations of state laws regulating the maintenance of underground gasoline and dry cleaning storage tanks to protect the waters of the state from harm due to contamination from such liquids.


The Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) investigated Collison and found several violations regarding Collison's storage and maintenance of those tanks and ordered them permanently closed and removed from the ground. Collison cooperated with the Department of Justice and DSPS, and agreed to get the tanks removed.


Collison agreed to pay forfeitures, costs and surcharges totaling $2,000 for these violations.


Assistant Attorney General Mary Batt represented the state. Milwaukee Circuit Court Judge Timothy Witkowiak approved the settlement.


Copies of the Summons and Complaint, Stipulation and Order for Judgment, and Judgment are available at the following links: