"It sounds like they're going to get serious," said Bob Keir, co-chairman of Communities First!, a group that opposed the development long before the landslide. "I'm just surprised that the developer is taking the whole hit here. Wal-Mart owns half the property." (Trib - Karen Roebuck)
For its part, "Wal-Mart strongly urges Kilbuck Properties to comply with the requests made by the (DEP) in this order. These actions work toward the same goals as Wal-Mart's -- stabilizing the property and ensuring future safety of the surrounding area. "
The order is not limited to the fine -- $470,000, the maximum allowable under law -- but also will put D.E.P. regulators all up in the developer's grill from here on out.
Kilbuck Properties continues not to answer their phone.