Food processor fined $390,000 for exceeding wastewater discharge limits

An Illinois food processing company has agreed to pay a $390,000 civil penalty to the United States to settle allegations that its Baxter Springs, Kan., processing facility overloaded the city’s wastewater treatment system with millions of gallons of industrial wastewater, at times causing pollution along a 22-mile-long section of the Spring River in southeast Kansas and northeast Oklahoma.

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Wynn Ponder is a freelance writer who covers industrial, science and marketing topics and owner of Wichita marketing firm Ponder:Connect