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Tyson blamed for fouled water in Missouri city

Plant’s chemical dumping cited in fish deaths, stench

Posted: June 14, 2014 at 2:21 a.m.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Brian Fanney- From left to right, Matthew Livingston, fisheries assistant, Dave Woods, fisheries management biologist, Zach Morris, resource aide, and Adam Boman, fisheries management biologist, sample fish at Pierce City Park in Pierce City, MO. The Missouri Department of Conservation workers were sent to the park after a Tyson facility in nearby Monett, MO. caused a fish kill in Clear Creek between the two cities.

MONETT, Mo.-- A Tyson Foods facility in Monett, Mo., dumped a chemical compound into a stormwater treatment plant last month, destroying biological processes and causing a fish kill and repugnant smell throughout the area, according to a report from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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