Dec 31, 2014

Michigan Firm Fined for Erosion Control Effort

The company has been fined $25,000 for failing to meet state erosion prevention specifications

erosional control, standards, regulations

The company has been fined $25,000 for failing to meet state Department of Natural Resources specifications when it built a stone structure along Lake Michigan’s shoreline in Mequon, Mich, in Ozaukee County meant to prevent erosion.

C. Spielvogel & Sons Excavating Inc. failed to minimize erosion and prevent siltation into Lake Michigan and violated the issued permit when it used steel slang instead of clean stone for traction along an access road to the shore and an area adjacent to the revetment.

In some locations along the shore, Spielvogel failed to compact the clay underneath the revetment to the permit specification, the news release said.

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