Monday, September 16, 2013

Septic Waste Dumping Tests DNR's Enforcement Resolve

Looks like Scott Walker's "chamber-of-commerce mentality" DNR has to decide if and how to enforce septic waste dumping violations in central Wisconsin:

The DNR received complaints against a number of septic haulers in western Marathon County and Wood County, according to the agency's wastewater engineer Fred Hegeman.

“Our conservation wardens found haulers that were disposing of septage illegally,” says Hegeman. “They were land disposing behind buildings [and] dumping it at the end of roads.”
The DNR let an offender in southern Wisconsin off with a slap on the wrist the last time a high-profile case made the news, and in that one there was a political and campaign donation connection between the dumper and a top DNR official.

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