Le Sueur Egg-Washing Facility Fined $32,900 for Wastewater Violations

Le Sueur Egg-Washing Facility Fined $32,900 for Wastewater Violations Photo: Courtesy Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

October 19, 2017 04:23 PM

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says discharge from a Le Sueur egg-washing facility contained more contaminants than allowed and endangered nearby groundwater, lakes and streams.

According to a release, Minneapolis-based M.G. Waldbaum Company has agreed to pay a $32,900 penalty for wastewater violations at its Le Sueur facility as part of an MPCA enforcement action.

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The release states inspections by MPCA staff showed wastewater discharges that included fecal coliform bacteria, nitrates and other contaminants. It also said the facility "did not fulfill all operation and maintenance monitoring, reporting, and record-maintenance requirements; and did not follow other necessary procedures."

But the release also states the company has taken corrective steps, submitted required reports, obtained necessary staff certifications, updated lab procedures and created plans for meeting all its permit requirements going forward.

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