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Kitzinger settles pollution lawsuit

ST. FRANCIS, Wis. (AP) — A St. Francis company has agreed to pay $220,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging it failed to properly control and monitor air emissions.

State Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced Tuesday that Kitzinger Cooperage Corp. agreed to the settlement about a week after the state filed the lawsuit.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Milwaukee County Circuit Court records show the settlement was approved Tuesday.

According to Van Hollen’s news release, Kitzinger operates a drum reclamation facility and allegedly violated state pollution laws from 2004 through 2008.

The release said that in 2008 the company obtained environmental consulting services and has worked with the Department of Natural Resources to resolve the violations.

A call to Kitzinger was not immediately returned.

Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,

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