Settlements Reached With Livestock Feeders Accused Of Violating Clean Water Act

WEST POINT- Federal regulators have reached settlements with two livestock feeders accused of violating the Clean Water Act.

The Environmental Protection Agency says in a Thursday news release that both facilities have agreed to pay civil penalties. Bar MK, LLC, has agreed to pay a penalty of $29,000. Cindy Stratman, doing business as Cindy Stratman Livestock, has agreed to pay a penalty of $22,000. EPA inspectors say both facilities in the West Point area lacked adequate livestock waste controls to prevent discharges of manure and process wastewater. Feedlot-related pollutants discharged into an unnamed tributary of Plum Creek, which discharges into the Elkhorn River.

Both facilities have agreed to provide the EPA with correction plans.