CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- A company that pleaded guilty to releasing contaminated process water from its Chattanooga plant into a creek says it has made improvements to prevent future mishaps.
Decatur, Ill.-based Archer Daniels Midland Co. entered a federal plea agreement to four misdemeanor counts of violating the Clean Water Act for discharging cotton fibers and other pollutants into Chattanooga Creek, a Tennessee River tributary, from 2003 to 2005.
Company spokesman David Weintraub said they fully cooperated with investigators and he affirmed the company's commitment to "responsible environmental practices."
The company was fined $100,000 and agreed to donate another $100,000 to various environmental protection organizations.
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