Waukesha Engine fined for air pollution.
- Sept. 30, 2009 9:26 a.m. | Waukesha Engine has agreed to pay $85,000 in penalties for violating air pollution laws, the Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday.
The Waukesha-based division of Dresser Inc., which manufactures engines used in gas compression and power generation applications, allegedly emitted excessive amounts of organic hazardous air pollutants from three spray booths at its plant from January 2007 through April 2008.
The DNR said the company's use of a particular spray-gun cleaning solvent resulted in the violations.
The company has since reduced its emissions to legal levels by switching to the use of other cleaning materials.