Northern States, Wis. DNR Settle Waste Suit For $1.3M

Law360, New York (March 25, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Northern States Power Co. has settled a lawsuit with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for $1.3 million to resolve allegations that one of its properties released hazardous waste into the state's Chequamegon Bay.

Ashland County Circuit Court Judge Robert Eaton approved the stipulation between Northern States, which does business as Xcel Energy, and the WDNR on Friday, ending the approximately five-year dispute.

Under the agreement, Northern States will pay $1.3 million to WDNR within 10 days, thereby settling all charges related to its Chequamegon Bay...
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