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Winona Foundry Pays $70,000 Pollution Penalty

<font size="2">WINONA, Minn. (USA) - A Winona foundry has paid a $70,000 penalty for alleged air pollution violations.</font>

<font size="2">In addition, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) said, Badger Foundry has made several changes in its operation to ensure future compliance with environmental regulations.</font>

<font size="2">MPCA staff said they documented violations of Badger Foundry's air emissions permit. The agency said the company failed to install and operate a fabric filter to control emissions from the plant. In addition, the foundry failed to complete several actions outlined in its compliance schedule.</font>

<font size="2">The MPCA said Badger Foundry has taken all steps needed to bring its facility back into compliance.</font>

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