Va. Plant Tries To Ditch Fish, Fertilizer Smell

Virginia has never been known to beat up companies that violate environmental laws, but in the case of Omega Protein Corp., in 2007, the state had just about seen enough.

Inspectors had determined that Omega Protein again was allowing toxic ammonia to escape its menhaden-processing plant, the largest of its kind on the East Coast, into a creek within earshot of the Chesapeake Bay.

It was the sixth time in eight years that pollution problems had surfaced at the Omega plant, where tens of millions of silvery little menhaden are ground up and converted into fish oil, pet food and health supplements.

Va. Plant Tries To Ditch Fish, Fertilizer Smell

About the Author Hank Sibley Bluewater Yacht Sales

Hank Sibley hsibley@bwys.com Sales Professional Bluewater Yacht Sales Hampton, VA 804.337.1945 (Mobile) 757.788.7082 (Office) 757.723.3329 (Fax)

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