Egg Farm to Pay Fine for Chicken Waste Spill

Save Story

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah egg production facility that's responsible for a spill that dumped chicken waste into Cub and Bear Rivers last year will have to pay a six-figure fine.

The Utah Division of Water Quality made the announcement today.

Ritewood Egg, based in Cache County, agreed to pay a 105-thousand dollar penalty in three installments and develop plans and facilities to make sure that such a spill does NOT happen again.

It's all part of a negotiated settlement between Ritewood Egg and the division.

Back in March 2005, the company lost control of two (M)million gallons of chicken manure and carcasses that eventually ran into the two rivers.

The director of the division says the agreement will now be posted for review and a 30-day public comment period.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Related links

Most recent Utah stories

Related topics



Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast