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Tyson Agrees Fine over Pollution Accident

03 June 2014

US - Tyson Foods has agreed to pay a fine of $305,000 over a spill of rendered oily chicken by-products from its Harmony, North Carolina plant into two local water sources.

According to a report on The City Wire, the court documents said a frozen valve burst, resulting in a wastewater spill, discharging into Hunting Creek and the South Yadkin River.

The river served two public water intake stations, which were temporarily shut down for a short time.

As part of the settlement, Tyson Foods neither admitted nor denied the allegations from the January 2010 incident.

Tyson was fined $8,375 for the incident in 2010 by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

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