EDWARDS — Mississippi-based egg producer Cal-Maine will bring a facility in Edwards into compliance with its state-issued water discharge permit.
The settlement was announced Monday by the company and the Department of Justice.
The Justice Department says in a news release that Cal-Maine will pay a $475,000 penalty to be split evenly between the U.S. and Mississippi.
Cal-Maine had been cited for Clean Water Act violations at the egg production facility in Edwards, which houses more than two million chickens.
The government says Cal-Maine discharged pollutants from the production area into a tributary of a nearby creek without approval and applied nitrogen-laden wastewater on fields during winter months when land application was prohibited and at rates that exceeded permit requirements.
Cal-Maine also committed hundreds of water sampling, record-keeping and reporting violations.
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