Louisiana CAFO ordered to stop discharging pollutants to local waterway

Sponsored by

DALLAS, TX, Feb. 16, 2012 -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued cease and desist administrative orders to two chicken broiler facilities in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, for discharging chicken litter into a tributary of the Dugdemona River.

The Mike Reeves 1 and Beaver Creek Farm chicken broiler facilities are concentrated animal feeding operations located approximately four miles east of Arcadia on the south side of U.S. Highway 80, Lincoln Parish. The broiler facilities have been ordered to immediately stop all discharges of pollutants into waters of the United States.

"We expect poultry farms to put food on our tables, not waste into our rivers," said EPA Regional Administrator Al Armendariz. "Owners and operators of animal feeding operations have a responsibility to comply with the law."

On January 24 and 25, 2012, the EPA inspected the facilities and found unauthorized discharges of pollutants from chicken litter storage piles to an unnamed tributary of the Dugdemona River.

As a result of the inspection, the owners and operators of the Mike Reeves 1 and Beaver Creek Farm chicken broiler facilities have been ordered to immediately take action to stop all discharges of pollutants from their facilities' chicken litter storage piles. Within 30 days they must submit to EPA and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) a certified summary, including photographs, that documents the unauthorized discharges have been stopped.

###

Sponsored by

TODAY'S HEADLINES

Wastewater & Environmental Consultant Rambol Acquires ENVIRON for $1.7bn

Danish engineering, design and consultancy firm, Ramboll has acquired the U.S. based environmental and health consultancy, ENVIRON for $1.7 billion.

NSF to begin testing of new ballast water treatment system for USCG type approval

The NSF International Independent Laboratory will begin the testing of Evoqua's SeaCURE ballast water management system in preparation of the U.S. Coast Guard's full type approval. 

SUEZ to expand major Middle East WWTP in new contract

SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT, through its subsidiary Degrémont, has been commissioned by the Government of Qatar's Public Works Authority (Ashghal), in consortium with its Japanese partner Marubeni Corporation, to expand the Doha West wastewater treatment and recycling plant.

IDA announces deadline extension for 2014-2015 Fellowship Award applications

The International Desalination Association has extended the deadline of applications for its 2014-15 Fellowship Program, giving candidates until Jan. 31, 2015 to apply.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA