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Toppenish beef slaughterhouse to pay $750K

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YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Federal officials say a beef slaughterhouse in Toppenish has agreed to pay a $750,000 penalty to resolve allegations that it violated the Clean Water Act.

The slaughterhouse is operated by Washington Beef. Washington Beef is owned by AgriBeef Co., a privately-held company in Boise, Idaho.

In a statement released Tuesday, the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency say the company also will install five new pieces of waste water equipment.

EPA estimates the purchases and changes will cost about $3 million.