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Anaerobic wastewater lagoon suffers breach

GRAND ISLAND — Following the breach of a wastewater lagoon Saturday morning at JBS in Grand Island, about 4 million gallons of wastewater were discharged from the lagoon, with approximately 2 million gallons leaving the property.

“Wastewater leaving the property went into a ditch near the facility, which leads to the Wood River,” said the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy.

JBS said “an issue with a wastewater lagoon at our Grand Island, Neb., beef production facility caused a release of partially treated wastewater” Saturday morning.

“JBS took immediate action to reduce any impacts and has been coordinating with state and federal officials, and working with third-party contractors to handle remediation and cleanup activities, and advise on repairs and preventive measures,” the company said in statement Tuesday.

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