Phoenix contractor had air quality violations

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PHOENIX (AP) -- State authorities say a Phoenix contractor will pay $80,000 under a consent judgment for air quality violations.

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and Arizona Attorney General's Office says Meadow Valley Contractors Inc.'s asphalt and gravel facility was temporarily located in Buckeye in late 2007 through early 2008.

In February 2008, ADEQ inspected the facility and discovered multiple permit violations, including seven days of operation in excess of operating hours restrictions set in the permit and failure to ensure that visible emissions from the facility were kept to a minimum.

After the inspection, ADEQ issued two notices of violation. Meadow Valley Contractors worked closely with ADEQ and returned to compliance with its permit conditions by June 2008.

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