Menard Incorporated spokeswoman Dawn Sands says the Eau Claire
home improvement company will vigorously fight the charges.
A criminal complaint filed in Eau Claire County Circuit Court by
the state attorney general's office charges Menard with one felony
and one misdemeanor.
It says paint, solvent, oil and neutralized battery acid are
among products flushed down a floor drain from 1998 to 2003. The
complaint says the drain empties into a storm sewer which
eventually flowed into the Chippewa River.