3M Settles Wisconsin Air Pollution Charges

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin officials say 3M Co. has agreed to pay $150,000 to settle allegations of air-pollution violations at its Prairie du Chien (doo SHEEN') facility.

The state attorney general's office said Tuesday the company had modified an air-pollution source without a required permit. The office also accuses 3M of failing to follow a plan that makes sure certain machinery remains in compliance with air-pollution standards.

A message left with the Maplewood, Minn., company was not immediately returned.

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says the company has also agreed to complete two projects designed to reduce the facility's carbon-dioxide emissions.

The judgment order signed Monday says the 3M facility in question is currently in compliance with its air-pollution permit.

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