I-Team: 'Zero Waste' Purina reacts to fish kill caused by mishandling of its wastewater

By Randy Travis Published August 17, 2022 WASHINGTON, Ga. - A north Georgia company that makes pet food proudly says it generates "Zero Waste." That’s why Nestlé Purina is not happy that at least one million gallons of its liquid waste wound up on a defunct Wilkes County dairy farm and, even worse, caused the death of hundreds of fish in a nearby river. A spokesperson called what happened "unacceptable." The June 16 incident took place along the Little River near Washington. According to documents from the state Environmental Protection Division and the Georgia Department of Agriculture, McAvoy Farms accepted more than one million gallons of wastewater in just six weeks, sludge generated from the cleaning of pet food tanks at Purina’s Hartwell facility. FULL STORY: https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/zero-waste-purina-reacts-to-fish-kill-caused-by-its-wastewater

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