Meat Co. Settles With Feds, SD Over Enviro Concerns

Law360, New York (October 11, 2011, 8:22 PM EDT) -- Meatpacker John Morrell & Co. agreed Friday to separate settlements with the U.S., which alleged that a plant in Sioux Falls, S.D., used a refrigerant unsafely, and South Dakota, which alleged the same plant polluted the Big Sioux River.

John Morrell agreed to pay a $206,000 civil penalty to the federal government and a $44,079 fine to the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Federal authorities brought the suit in South Dakota federal court against John Morrell on Thursday over its handling of ammonia...
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