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.