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Tyson Foods faces allegations of discarding chemical waste

By Elizabeth Bobenhausen Poultry Times staff ebobenhausen@poultrytimes.com

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SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Tyson Foods is facing allegations of polluting waterways in Nebraska, Illinois, and Missouri by the Union of Concerned Scientists.

An article by UCS states, “Tyson meat processing facilities also produce contaminated wastewater over 18.5 billion gallons in 2022 through activities like animal washing, cleaning meat products, sanitizing equipment, and scrubbing work areas within the facility. Tyson's water pollution includes nitrogen and phosphorus that can deplete water oxygen, animal parts and byproducts like blood and feces, and pathogens like E. coli and Enterococcus.”

According to UCS, the company allegedly discarded 371.72 million. . .

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