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PA RENDERING PLANT MANAGER PLEADS GUILTY
Release Date: 05/09/97
FOR RELEASE: FRIDAY, MAY 9, 1997
RENDERING PLANT MANAGER PLEADS GUILTY
Douglas Nave, former plant manager at Darling International's Blue Earth Rendering Plant located in Blue Earth, Minn., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, Minn., on April 30, to one count of violating the Clean Water Act (CWA). The plant turns animal wastes such as fat, blood, feathers, meat and bone into useful products. Nave admitted that he conspired to discharge ammonia and other pollutants from the plant into the Blue Earth River in excess of permitted levels and to conceal the illegal discharges in violation of the CWA. Nave faces a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison. The case was investigated by EPA's Criminal Investigation Division, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
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