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Tyson Poultry fined $2m for Clean Water Act violation

Company also must serve two years of probation and pay $500,000 to directly remedy harm.

Tyson Poultry Inc. was sentenced in federal court in Springfield, Mo., to pay a $2 million criminal fine, serve two years of probation and pay $500,000 to directly remedy harm caused when it violated the Clean Water Act, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Feb. 27. The charges stemmed from discharges at Tyson’s slaughter and processing facility in Monett, Mo., that led to a major fish kill event, the department said.

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