Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Orval Kent Food Company Inc.
Penalty: 
$422,500
Year: 
2011
Date: 
January 31, 2011
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

An Illinois food processing company has agreed to pay a $390,000 civil penalty to the United States to settle allegations that its Baxter Springs, Kan., processing facility overloaded the city's wastewater treatment system with millions of gallons of industrial wastewater, at times causing pollution along a 22-mile-long section of the Spring River in southeast Kansas and northeast Oklahoma. Orval Kent Food Company Inc., headquartered in Wheeling, Ill., must also spend at least $32,500 on a project to re-stock fish in or near the watershed of the Spring River, under terms of a consent decree lodged in Kansas City, Kan., by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Kansas
Facility City: 
Baxter Springs
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Parent company note: 
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