ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — An Elkhart County judge has rejected a request by the former operator of a wood recycling plant that he waive a $150,000 fine against the defunct company.
The operator of VIM asked Elkhart Superior Court Judge Evan Roberts last month to review his January order. The Elkhart Truth reports (http://bit.ly/KI6bAP) that Evans upheld the fine two weeks ago.
The state attorney general's office and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management filed a lawsuit against VIM three years ago, contending it was improperly accepting waste wood containing glues, resins and other substances at its facility near Elkhart. A settlement was reached, but VIM was fined after it didn't meet a June 2011 deadline to remove the wood.
Soil Solutions bought out VIM last year and got rid of the disputed wood.
Information from: The Elkhart Truth, http://www.etruth.com