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.
Company agrees to pay $4 million in civil penalties in regards to Clean Air Act violation allegations involving anhydrous ammonia.
The U.S. beef industry has been using practices that could put people’s health at risk, including a mechanical meat tenderizing process that may increase the risk of E. coli exposure, according to a newspaper report.