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Bill for damaged marble at Capitol is $18,000

Report: Damaged caused by battery acid

MADISON, Wis. - A cleaning company blamed for damaging the state Capitol's marble floors is being asked to pay a total of $18,000 for repairs.

A Wisconsin State Journal report says the state Department of Administration believes the damage was caused by battery acid from the company's cleaning machine.

The state said in late December it had fired the cleaning company, Peterson Cleaning, but it was still trying to determine exactly what damaged the marble and how much repairs would cost.

DOA spokeswoman Stephanie Marquis said the final restoration bill came out to $18,000. She said the state won't pay the remaining $12,700 it owes the company, and the state is asking Peterson to reimburse an additional $5,300.

A message left with Peterson Cleaning on Monday was not immediately returned.


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