(AP) - An Ohio pork producer will spend three months behind bars for a feed spill that resulted in a fish kill.
William Ringler was sentenced Tuesday in Columbus. The federal prison sentence includes another three months of electronic monitoring. Ringler has agreed to pay $69,000 in penalties. He pleaded guilty in June to violating the Clean Water Act.
The government says a tank of liquid feed leaked twice in 2007 at Ringler's farm in Ashley in central Ohio. Authorities say the spill killed more than 36,700 fish and small aquatic animals in Alum Creek.
Federal prosecutors say Ringler will begin serving his sentence within 30 days. Messages seeking comment were left Tuesday for attorneys representing Ringler.
Source: Associated Press