Friday, January 7, 2011

Construction Co. Pays $60K Civil Penalty in Iowa

Manatt's is a private construction company hired to work on a portion of interstate in Iowa.

"Manatt’s approached the owner of private land adjacent to the I-35 construction project to seek permission to use material from the construction site to fill in approximately 1,000 linear feet of an unnamed tributary of White Breast Creek. Although the landowner agreed to the proposed activity, neither the landowner nor Manatt’s obtained a permit from the Corps of Engineers to allow the work within the stream and wetlands, as required by the federal Clean Water Act."

Manatt's unauthorized fill was spotted during a routine inspection by the Army Corps in 2009.


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Speedway dumped hazardous waste in Lake Wingra

Misdeeds are sometimes revealed when bodies float to the surface... as happened recently at Lake Wingra.