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Stratton Corporation And Winhall-Stratton Fire District To Pay $80,000 For Environmental Violations
CONTACT: Robert F. McDougall, Assistant Attorney General, (802) 828-3186
January 5, 2010
The Stratton Corporation (Stratton) and the Winhall-Stratton Fire District (District) will pay fifty five thousand dollars ($55,000) in civil penalties and twenty five thousand ($25,000) to fund a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) under a Consent Order agreed to with the State of Vermont to settle claims that they violated their environmental permits in 2004 and 2008. “Those who receive environmental permits must comply with the terms of those permits,” said Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell. “Ski resorts hold a special place in Vermont’s culture and should be especially aware of the need to protect the Vermont environment that is so critical to their businesses,” Attorney General Sorrell added.
In the Consent Order entered by the Vermont Superior Court, Civil Division, Windham Unit, Stratton and the District admitted to two separate discharge incidents that violated the conditions of their Indirect Discharge Permits issued to them by the State:
The violations resulted from inspections by the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR). Since the incidents, Stratton and the District have taken corrective measures at their facilities to address the violations.
The SEP payments, subject to final approval by ANR, will be for the purpose of undertaking trail work to mitigate and prevent erosion into the watershed of Middle Brook in the Towns of Winhall and Stratton.
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