- Attorney General Chris Koster said he had reached a $539,000 settlement deal with Tyson Foods over the pollution of Clear Creek in Barry County, MO.
- The incident occurred in May 2014, when Tyson's Monett facility dumped another facility's wastewater, contaminated with a highly acidic animal feed supplement, into the city's sewer system, causing the system to malfunction and allowing the ammonia-tainted water to flow into Clear Creek.
- The wastewater dumping resulted in the deaths of more than 100,000 fish.
The settlement includes financial compensation for natural resource damages, civil penalties, and reimbursement of the costs and expenses for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and Missouri Department of Conservation. Tyson will also donate $10,000 to the James River Basin Partnership, a nonprofit dedicated to local water conservation, and pay to replace a bridge over Clear Creek that is currently blocking fish trying to move up and downstream.
The company will announce its Q1 earnings at the end of this month.