Posted at: 11/02/2012 1:39 PM
Winona Lighting Reaches Agreement Over Air Pollution Violations
(ABC 6 News) - The Winona Lighting Company has reached an agreement with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency resolving violations of state and federal air-quality laws.
MPCA officials say Winona Lighting installed and operated paint booths, sandblasters and other manufacturing equipment going back to 1978 without the required air-quality permits. The company also did not submit required emissions reports for each year of operation.
Winona Lighting's parent company, Acuity Brands Lighting Corporation, will pay a $99,500 penalty to the MPCA. The company has also agreed to apply for the necessary permits and submit the required reports.