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Abbotsford company settles environmental case for $600,000

ABBOTSFORD (WAOW) -- An Abbotsford company will pay $600,000 to settle claims of air pollution and storm water management violations. The claims against Abbyland Foods, Inc., date back to 2000.

According to the complaint, "Abbyland Foods operated in violation of state air pollution statutes and its permits by constructing and operating heating and meat processing equipment without air pollution control construction and operation permits, failing to submit annual emission inventories and to pay annual emission fees, and exceeding allowable hours of operation for two processes.

'Abbyland Foods failed to implement certain practices and to perform inspections and evaluations required by its Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan."

In a news release, Attorney General, J.B. Van Hollen, says "Abbyland Foods discovered and promptly disclosed its non-compliance with permit requirements designed to protect the public from harmful air emissions and storm water discharges, and has worked with the DNR to come into compliance."

Abbyland Foods owns and operates a cooked meat and smokehouse sausage production plant in Abbotsford.

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