Tyson Foods, Perdue Farms settle with state regulators

US - Tyson Foods Inc. and Perdue Farms Inc. have agreed to pay fines under proposed settlements with the state, which had accused the two poultry companies of environmental violations.

Under its agreement with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Springdale, Ark.-based Tyson would pay a $25,700 fine for causing two fish kills last summer in a tributary to the Chickahominy River.

The fish died after the company's processing plant in Henrico County released too much ammonia and other substances into the creek.

Salisbury, Md.-based Perdue Farms would pay a $18,300 fine for environmental permit violations at its treatment plant on the Eastern Shore.

The State Water Control Board, which meets in Richmond next month, must approve the separate agreements.

Source: WVEC
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