Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Mountaire Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Mountaire Corporation
Penalty: 
$65,000,000
Year: 
2021
Date: 
April 12, 2021
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Poultry producer Mountaire Corporation agreed to create a $65 million fund to resolve allegations that its disposal of wastewater and sludge at a Delaware facility contaminated property and harmed residents. It reached a separate agreement with the state under which it would spend $140 million to upgrade its pollution controls (see separate entry).

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
private litigation
Court: 
Sussex County (Delaware) Superior Court
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Case ID: 
S18C-06-009
Case Name: 
Cuppels et al. v. Mountaire Corp. et al.
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
Facility State: 
Delaware
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Arkansas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
food products
Specific Industry of Parent: 
poultry
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Parent company note: 
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