JBS Unit To Pay $2M Over Pa. Water Discharges

Law360, New York (September 14, 2010, 12:41 PM EDT) -- JBS Souderton Inc., a subsidiary of global beef processor JBS SA, has agreed to pay $2 million in fines and build wastewater treatment systems to end litigation over pollution at a facility in Pennsylvania.

Judge Joel H. Slomsky of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Monday entered a consent decree between environmental regulators and JBS, which now faces a public comment period before it can be approved.

The consent decree resolves the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s claims that JBS routinely discharged...
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