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Wis. Seeks Damages from Cleaning Company

Posted at: 02/11/2013 6:13 PM

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The state Department of Administration says Monday it is filing a lawsuit against a cleaning company believed to be responsible for damaging marble floors in the Capitol last year.

Department official Paula Veltum said Monday that Peterson Cleaning Inc. out of Illinois has stained more than 100 marble stones due to leaked battery acid from the company's cleaning machine.

Peterson started doing floor cleaning works in the Capitol last August before the department ended the contract in December.

The department has hired a new contractor to perform cleaning duties.

Veltum says it will cost the department more than $16,000 to polish the stained stones. The work has started on Feb. 4 and will take eight to 12 weeks.

A spokeswoman for the cleaning company declined comment.

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