Georgia Wind Project Fined For Violations

12/04/12 6:06AM

A company developing a wind project on the Milton-Georgia line in Vermont has agreed to pay a $10,000 fine and contribute another $10,000 to a remediation fund for violations of its state permits during blasting for the project.

The Vermont Public Service Board issued the order to Georgia Mountain Community Wind last week. It's the result a negotiated settlement with surrounding neighbors.

The Burlington Free Press reports the company acknowledged that rock from blasting a road up the mountain likely flew onto a neighboring property with enough force to leave marks on trees.

The company also admitted violating a permit by twice failing to provide enough notice to neighbors of blasting and by blasting on a state holiday.

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