Company fined for dumping/burning waste

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency cited a Champaign company for violating the state’s Environmental Protection Act.

The Estate of Brent Ludwig and Ludwig Bros., Inc. was fined $4,500 for allegedly open dumping and open burning general construction or demolition debris and other wastes.

Open dumping and burning of waste is illegal; releasing chemicals into the air, soil, drinking water and negatively impacting wildlife.

Administrative citations for the charges carry a fine of $1,500 for each violation on the first occurrence and double that amount for repeated violations.

Those who are cited have 35 days to appeal.

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