Archer Daniels Pays $430K To Settle EPA Water Pollution Suit

By Brandon Lowrey (July 29, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT) -- Archer Daniels Midland Co. on Tuesday agreed to pay a $430,000 fine and enter into a consent decree to settle U.S. Environmental Protection Agency claims that the food-processing giant discharged pollutants from five facilities in three states in violation of the Clean Water Act.

The settlement agreement, filed Tuesday along with the government's complaint against the company, also calls for Archer Daniels to conduct training and drills and comply with environmental laws.

The government's complaint alleged that Archer Daniels had violated the Clean Water Act at its facilities in the cities of Mexico and Deerfield, Missouri, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Des Moines,...

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