Cavel faces fines over wastewater
DeKALB - Horse slaughter at Cavel International Inc. may have stopped on Thursday, but the plant still violated its wastewater permit and now faces fines.
DeKalb Sanitary District Manager Mike Zima on Friday said the plant was no longer killing horses but was processing meat that it already had.
He said there was a violation in the discharge on Friday because of a high amount of ammonia.
“Today (Friday) they were not in compliance and today is the last work day in March,” Zima said. “The district will review Cavel's situation in non-attainablity of compliance.”
Testing has been done on the plant's wastewater five times each week in March. Previously it was done only once a week.
Cavel officials in February told the DeKalb Sanitary