Tyson Pleads Guilty To Environmental Violations, Pays $2.5 Million In Fines And Restitution

Sep 28, 2017

A Tyson chicken processing plant in southwest Missouri was fined $2.5 million on Wednesday in a pollution case.

Dating back to 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency has found violations at Tyson’s Monett plant and deemed it a “significant non-complier” in cleaning up the problems.

In the latest case, the company pleaded guilty in federal court to discharging an animal feed ingredient that killed more than 100,000 fish in a nearby stream.

In 2015, Tyson paid the state a half-million dollars for that same fish kill. Tyson issued a statement saying it was “an unfortunate mistake” that it deeply regretted. The company also agreed to corrective action.