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The Utah Water Quality Board filed charges against the Cache County poultry company responsible for a spill of approximately 2 million gallons of chicken waste into the Cub and Bear rivers. On March 7, 2005 high precipitation from a spring snowstorm raised water levels in the company's waste retention pond, causing it to leak and flow down into a field adjacent to a culvert. The culvert runs into the Cub River, which in turn flows into the Bear River. Ritewood employees then breached one of the pond's earthen retention berms, allowing more waste to flow down to the field and culvert. The Division of Water Quality imposed a $105,000 fine. (Aug-26-06) [SALT LAKE TRIBUNE]


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Published on Aug-29-06


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