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Tyson agrees to settlement after violating Clear Air Act

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Tyson will pay nearly $4 million in civil penalties to settle alleged violations of the Clean Air Act.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Tyson reached the settlement following eight separate incidents from 2006 to 2010 where anhydrous ammonia was released into the air.

One of those incidents was fatal.

EPA officials say the company has agreed to conduct pipe testing of its ammonia refrigeration systems.

Tyson has also agreed to spend at least $300,000 to purchase emergency response equipment for fire departments in the nine cities where Tyson plants are located.

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