Decision on Cavel fines continued
DeKALB - Cavel International learned at Tuesday's DeKalb Sanitary Board meeting that it will have to wait three weeks to see if its fines for violating its wastewater discharge permit will be lowered.
The horse-slaughtering plant, which is not operating now, appealed two sets of fines levied by the DeKalb Sanitary District for several violations of its discharge permit, which was granted by the district. Fines are $25,500 for violations last year through September, and $55,000 for violations from October through March, sanitary district attorney Keith Foster said.
But Cavel's attorney, Ohio-based Vincent Atriano, said the fines aren't fair because the plant was attempting to get in compliance when the fines were levied. He said that since 2