Skip to comments.ConAgra to pay for violations
Posted on 08/30/2005 8:04:26 AM PDT by Rakkasan1
ConAgra Foods is expected to plead guilty this week to violating the federal Clean Water Act for not reporting warm water discharges from its Hastings flour mill near the Vermillion River, a trophy trout stream.
The Department of Justice this month accused the Omaha-based food producer of failing to report and maintain records about the temperature of water it discharged into the Vermillion, a tributary of the Mississippi River.
Under a plea agreement reached earlier this month, ConAgra will pay a $138,513 fine and will donate an additional $110,000 to the National Park Foundation and the Friends of the Mississippi River. Federal prosecutors and attorneys for ConAgra will ask U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson to approve the plea agreement Thursday.
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This just reeks of a shakedown. No wonder industries are fleeing the U.S.
Yep, industries are fleeing the US because they are not accountable for damage in Mexico, etc. I remind you that one of the terms of NAFTA is that the US government will clean up after companies "fleeing" to Mexico.
You know damn little about ConAgra.
Your correct. Never studied up on them, still wonder how much is just anti-business rhetoric, like all the anti WalMart talk floating around?
Was there actual damage, or just to that of the ego of a bureaucrat?