A Franklin County judge last week penalized the owner of a Latimer salvage yard, after the judge ruled the owner committed solid waste, storm water discharge, and hazardous condition violations. Judge DeDra Schroeder assessed Jerry Passehl, 57, more than $40,000 in civil and administrative penalties due to the dangerous environment violations.
The violations included failing to timely clean up contaminated soil, failing to properly dispose of abandoned appliances, failing to organize tires so that the number of waste tires could be counted and monitored, failing to comply with storm water discharge permit requirements, and failing to notify the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) of hazardous conditions.
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Summary written by: Angel Cruz