Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster filed suit Tuesday against Tyson Foods Inc. seeking civil penalties and compensation for state costs and natural resource damages for a large fish kill in southwestern Missouri.
The plant’s failure caused a nearly complete fish kill in Clear Creek between Monett and Pierce City.
State officials are investigating to determine if a massive fish kill and a bad odor that hung over a southwest Missouri town was caused by a chemical from a Tyson Foods plant that disrupted a wastewater treatment plant and fouled a stream.
The new law was signed by Gov. Nixon this spring.