Nebraska regulators and a pork company that operates near McCool Junction have settled a dispute over permit violations.

The Department of Environmental Quality and the state Attorney General's Office had filed a complaint in York County District against Blue River Pork. They alleged the company had violated various provisions of state law in 2008, including changing the design of a waste handling system without first getting state approval.

But the York News Times says an agreement has been reached that includes a $6,250 fine for Blue River Pork. It says that if the company complies with state regulations on livestock waste control for the next 180 days, $5,000 of that penalty will be waived.

Information from: York News-Times,

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