TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A Twin Falls fish and frog farm has
agreed to pay a $25,000 fine as part to settle a case over illegal discharging
of phosphorus into the Snake River.
The Environmental Protection Agency announced the settlement
with McCollum Enterprises, Limited Partnership, which operates the Canyon
Springs Fish Farm.
Regulators accused the company of more than 550 violations
of its discharge permit between June 2008 and March 2012.
In addition to the cash penalty, the company already has
invested in improvements that have reduced fish mortality and phosphorus
pollution into the Snake River.
The company raises Tilapia and American Bullfrogs for fish
markets and wholesalers across the Northwest.
EPA officials say concentrated fish wastes from aquaculture
facilities can cause pollution problems such as increased water cloudiness and
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