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EPA: Gainesville poultry plant violated Clean Water Act
Company 'may be subject to enforcement action,' letter says
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Floating fats entering the city’s wastewater system, maggots on a pipe wall and blood on a trailer are just a few of the things found by federal investigators in an Aug. 27 inspection at Pilgrim’s Pride in Gainesville. “Maggots were observed on concrete, in pipes and in liquid flowing in a pipe that crosses the parking area,” the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report also states. Furthermore, “at the beginning of the inspection, we were told that all drains go to the Gainesville wastewater treatment system via Pilgrim’s pre-treatment system.