Southern Vermont meat processing facility agrees to pay $86,000 for violations

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Southern Vermont meat processing facility agrees to pay $86,000 for violations

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 4:27pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan today announced that Westminster Meats, LLC and its owner Daniel Mandich, agreed to pay the State $86,250 in civil penalties for environmental violations at their meat packing and processing facility located in Westminster, Vermont. In 2014-2015, the facility had several failures of its wastewater treatment system. The most serious violation occurred in August 2014, when a state inspector observed a garden hose being used to empty an overflowing tank of animal wastewater (including blood) into a small stream next to the facility’s driveway.

The State filed an enforcement action in Windham Superior Court. On November 6, 2017, the Court approved a stipulated judgment order.

The judgment order allows Defendants the opportunity to reduce a portion of the penalty based on financial disclosures showing inability to pay.

Related Documents:

State of Vermont v. Westminster Meats, LLC and Daniel Mandich, Stipulated Judgment

Source: Vermont AG 11.13.2017