Friday, June 14, 2019


The meeting I attended last night was even further in the country than where we live. It was a community meeting. A company owned by Tyson Inc. dumped thousands of gallons of untreated wastewater into the Mulberry Fork. That's the river where I visit almost every day.

The pollution killed thousands of fish. People have also taken pictures of turtles, and other aquatic life that lived in the river.

This is not the first incident for Tyson. They are repeat polluters. I fear they are killing our little piece of paradise.

I got a notice today that the annual Kayak Race schedule for next weekend has been canceled. 

This is breaking my heart.


  1. There need to be fines that cost more than the illegal dumping saves.

  2. Aaargh.
    Sadly the Tyson Incs are proliferating. joeh is right. They need to be fined big time. Jail terms don't seem inappropriate to me either. In addition to but not instead of the fine. And a fine which covers the cost of the clean-up (as far as it can).

  3. This is absolutely unacceptable. No one has the right to pollute the waterways and kill the inhabitants that lives there. Tyson Inc operates many major brands of foods and rank #80 in the 2018 Fortune 500 list of largest US corporations by total revenue. Shame on them for dumping e-coli untreated waste that caused the pollution. I hope that they get big fines but unfortunately money talks. Sorry about the kayak race being cancelled.
    Hugs, Julia

  4. Industrial pollution is a hold out from many years ago when creeks/rivers were the route that took waste/SEWEGE to the OCEAN to hide it in the depths, IT WAS THOUGHT!

    When I was a child about every town had a sh-t creek, that raw sewage was dumped. Our mills dumped dye in them. Now that has been mostly cured, it is amazing that today there are still folk who dump and evidently think no one will notice. Someone is not smart at Tyson, not to check to see if the pollutant will kill fish, which would make it evident as it has.... A shame!

  5. This is indeed shameful and criminal. What can change their incomprehensible actions? Only when one of them finds themselves suffering?

  6. Fines won't bother Tyson. Killing the water life is cheap compared to what they would have to pay to have the waste legally disposed of. I hope you find a solution.

  7. Companies like that don't give a rats ass about the earth


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