Suit Launched Over Slaughterhouse Pollution in Colorado
A treatment facility owned by JBS, one of the largest U.S. beef companies, processes millions of gallons of wastewater annually from two slaughterhouses in Greeley, Colo. For years it has been illegally discharging that water — which contains pathogens, ammonia and excrement — into a tributary of the South Platte River. The pollution threatens people's health and the survival of an endangered fish called the pallid sturgeon.
So the Center and allies have notified the company of our intent to sue over its illegal dumping.
"It's disgusting that JBS has been allowed for years to treat Colorado's waterways as a sewer for dangerous meatpacking waste," said Hannah Connor, a Center attorney. "The company needs to clean up its filthy act."
Read our press release.