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DNR sues Madison manufacturer

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state is suing a Madison manufacturer, alleging it violated the hazardous substance spills law.

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced the lawsuit Friday, filed on behalf of the Department of Natural Resources against Madison-Kipp, which produces machined components for transportation, industrial and lawn and garden customers.

According to the complaint, the company failed to notify the DNR about PCB discharges from 1966 to at least 1971. The Capital Times reports the state also alleges Madison-Kipp used the chemical PCE as a degreasing solvent until 1987, which contaminated soil and groundwater.

Madison-Kipp spokesman Mark Meunier said the company isn’t surprised by the filing and has been working to resolve the state’s claims. Meunier said there’s no elevated health risk to employees or the plant’s neighbors.

Information from: The Capital Times, http://www.madison.com/tct

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