Cavel only business not up to district standards
The Cavel-owned slaughterhouse is the only business regulated by the DeKalb Sanitary District to have been fined in the past ten years. Cavel has incurred $31,500 worth of fines since 2004. Penalties have been given for exceeding limits on the content of animal products in wastewater, which drain into the Kishwaukee River.
While the contents of the water in question are similar to waste products made by people in a household, the amount of product in the water has been the cause of 17 district violations at the Cavel plant since September.
“It took a while to pinpoint the problems with water treatment,” said Jim Tucker, manager of the Cavel plant. “We found in mid-2005 that we would need a new system, and between designs, testing