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Tyson Poultry pleads guilty; fined 2 million dollars for violating Clean Water Act

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The world’s second largest poultry producer pleaded guilty in federal court to charges filed in 2014 against the company for violating the Clean Water Act. The charges were filed after Tyson’s slaughter and processing facility in Monett, Mo., spilled a highly acidic substance into Clear Creek, resulting in the death of 108,000 fish.

The substance was in a liquid food supplement transported from the Aurora feed mill to Tyson’s Monett plant. The city of Monett did not have the ability in their waste water treatment plant to clean the liquid after Tyson’s plant discharged the. . .

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