The Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with an Idaho cattle feedlot accused of dumping pollutants into the Boise River.
EPA officials say that in 2011, W/T Land & Cattle dumped animal waste into the river during and after flood events without a permit. The feedlot is located on the banks of the river near Notus.
EPA Compliance and Enforcement Director Edward Kowalski said in a prepared statement that in high water animal waste can take several paths to nearby waterways, and feedlot operators located near rivers and streams need to be extra diligent to protect waterways.
Under the settlement, the feedlot will pay $42,000 for the violations.