Northern Iowa man ordered to pay $100K

STACYVILLE (AP) — A judge has ordered a northern Iowa man to pay $100,000 for illegally operating a waste tire collection site and repeatedly dumping tires onto his property and a nearby creek.

The Mason City Globe Gazette reports  that 60-year-old Gary Eggers, of Stacyville, was ordered to pay the penalty after he failed to respond to a state environmental lawsuit filed in September. The newspaper says the $100,000 penalty is on top of a previously unpaid $10,000 penalty.