MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The state Justice Department took a Madison industry to court Friday.
The DNR had recommended the lawsuit against Madison-Kipp, which makes machine components for industries as well as transportation, lawn, and garden customers.
The state’s complaint said Madison-Kipp never told the DNR about discharges of cancer-causing PCB’s from 1966 through at least 1971.
The firm also allegedly kept using PCE until 1987. It’s a degreasing solvent, and officials say it can contaminate soil and groundwater.
Company spokesman Mark Meunier tells the Madison Capital Times that he’s not surprised by the state’s lawsuit – and the firm has been working to resolve the state’s concerns. Meunier also said there is not an elevated risk of health problems for employees, or for others nearby.