Tyson Foods

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Tyson Foods has agreed to pay close to $4 million in civil penalties to settle alleged violations of the federal Clean Air Act in four Midwestern states including Missouri.

According to a consent decree filed on Friday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis, the penalties are in response to eight accidental releases of anhydrous ammonia at Tyson facilities between 2006 and 2010.