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July 11, 2023

Posted  July 11, 2023

Fertilizer manufacturer J.R. Simplot Company has agreed to pay a $1.5 million civil penalty and implement waste management measures valued at $150 million in order to resolve allegations of failing to properly identify and manage hazardous waste streams at its Idaho plant, in violation of multiple environmental protection laws, including the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; Clean Air Act; Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA); and Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know ACT (EPCRA).  Some of the required measures include recovering and reusing certain waste byproducts, ensure proper containment of waste products, replacing aging cooler towers with cooling ponds that would reduce emissions, and fund environmental mitigation work.  DOJ

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