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Welding and Machine Shop Settles State Enforcement Action Alleging Water Pollution and Waste Disposal Violations

The Illinois Pollution Control Board recently accepted the parties’ stipulation and proposed settlement in People v. Durre Bros. Welding & Machine Shop, Inc., Case No. PCB 07-81, which concerned the defendant’s welding and machine shop located at 405 South Chestnut Street in Minonk, Woodford County, Illinois.

The State alleged that the defendant violated the Illinois Environmental Protection Act by causing, allowing, or threatening to cause water pollution (count I); by causing, threatening, or allowing the discharge of any contaminant into waters of the State without a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit (count II); by causing or allowing contaminants to be deposited upon the land so as to create a water pollution hazard (count III); by causing or allowing the open dumping of waste (count IV); by disposing of waste at a site that is neither permitted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency as a sanitary landfill nor compliant with the requirements of the Act and regulations (count IV); and by storing containers filled with used oil without clearly labeling them as to their contents (count V).

Under the terms of the settlement, the defendant admits the alleged violations and agrees to pay a civil penalty of $5,000.

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