Pratt Industries box plant project in Beloit, WI, shifted to new site after wetlands issues arise

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Pratt Industries box plant project in Beloit, WI, shifted to new site after wetlands issues arise

February 25, 2015 - 18:00
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BELOIT, WI, Feb. 20, 2015 (Local News) -The Pratt Industries project in Beloit has changed location after the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wanted to do its own study on the site to ensure protection of wetlands.

City Manager Larry Arft said the site did have wetlands to the north of the railroad, but the land Pratt wanted to use has been a farm field for over 100 years, and isn't a wetland. However, the DNR believed the land fit the definition in state statute of a wetland, Arft said.

"It's a pretty aggressive definition in order to allow them to incorporate as much land as possible," Arft said. "We knew that. We brought in a consultant last September and did a delineated study and marked off the farm land."

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