We Energies didn't put a liner underneath a pond it constructed not far from where the bluff collapsed at the Oak Creek Power Plant last year, and not having it had a "significant impact" on the integrity of the area, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Now, We Energies is facing potential fines. But company officials said they didn't think they a liner was required.
In a notice of violation issued by the DNR, We Energies received an exemption to expand their facility in 2008 and it promised to put in liners under ponds or channels that were built over waste areas. The company was expected to submit a plan if they put a liner in, but one was never put in and a plan was never submitted, according to the notice. Instead, the company removed and replaced it with other soil.
Officials with We Energies are expected to have a conference with DNR officials on March 7.
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