Tyson Poultry sentenced for Missouri fish kill

Tyson Poultry has been sentenced in a criminal environmental case for violating the Clean Water Act in Missouri. The U.S. Justice Department says Tyson Poultry has been fined $2 Million-dollar and must pay 500-thousand-dollars to remedy the harm inflicted.

Discharges at a Tyson slaughter and processing plant near Springfield, in Monett, Missouri killed more than 100-thousand fish. Tyson Poultry pleaded guilty last September.

It has agreed to retain an independent auditor to examine environmental compliance at Tyson poultry facilities nationwide and conduct environmental training at all those facilities. The company also agreed to two years’ probation.

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