A mustard, vinegar and juice manufacturer reached a settlement with the New Hampshire attorney general’s office to pay a penalty of $949,000 to the state for alleged water quality and hazardous waste disposal violations.
Under the terms of the agreement, Greenville, NH-based Old Dutch Mustard Co., Inc.—operating under the name Pilgrim Foods—agreed to hire an independent audit team to inspect the facility and recommend corrective actions to improve environmental safety. The company also agreed to continue its water quality monitoring program. The money will go toward New Hampshire’s Hazardous Waste Clean-up Fund, the Rivers Management and Protection Fund for Supplemental Environmental Projects, and an Internal Supplemental Environmental Project against which Pilgrim can receive credit for implementing the corrective actions at its facility in Greenville.
As there has been no trial and determination of liability, both the state and Pilgrim Foods agree nothing in the settlement should be construed as an admission or denial of liability or fact.
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