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Madison factory settles pollution complaints


Smoke flows from the Fertiberia fertilizer factory in an industrial zone of Huelva, southern Spain, June 4, 2008. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho
Smoke flows from the Fertiberia fertilizer factory in an industrial zone of Huelva, southern Spain, June 4, 2008. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho

MADISON (WSAU-Wheeler News)  A factory in Madison has agreed to pay 32 of its residential neighbors to settle a federal environment lawsuit. Judge Barbara Crabb approved a settlement yesterday in which Madison-Kipp will pay $4.6-million. The settlement was reached in July.

The homeowners will get money and pollution control equipment. They'll also get clean fill to replace the top 12-inches of their soil, which Madison-Kipp will remove. The Wisconsin State Journal said the federal agreement is similar to one approved by a state court judge in Dane County last month. That one involved 52 neighbors, and it cost Madison-Kipp another $2.6-million. Both lawsuits accused the company of lowering the neighbors' property values due to industrial contamination. The firm denied those allegations.

Madison-Kipp makes machine components for industrial, transportation, and lawn-and-garden customers. The company still faces a state environmental suit. It accuses the firm of not disclosing discharges of harmful P-C-B's in the 1960's-and-'70's.

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